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Dodge Foundation Names New President and CEO

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

After an extensive search, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is pleased to announce Tanuja M. Dehne will become the fourth president and CEO of the Dodge Foundation effective Sept. 9. She succeeds Cynthia Evans, chief financial officer, who assumed the role of interim president following the retirement of Chris Daggett last September. 

“We are thrilled to introduce Tanuja in this new role for Dodge,” said Preston Pinkett III, Dodge Board of Trustee chair. “Tanuja’s skills in management, her creative mind, and her leadership support in developing the Foundation’s strategic plan and vision for an equitable New Jersey will help ensure we press forward in a powerful way.” 

Dehne, a former Dodge trustee, will lead the Dodge Foundation at an exciting time in its history. Adopted last June, the Foundation’s strategic plan envisions nurturing an equitable New Jersey through creative, engaged, sustainable communities. Over the past year, the Foundation has been developing program-level theories of change to inform and shape the next phase of the work – building collaboration among its arts, education, environment, informed communities, poetry, and technical assistance programs. 

“I am excited and inspired to be embarking on this new adventure and joining Dodge’s dedicated team to advance the Foundation's new vision and theories of change,” Dehne said.