ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announces the selection of Frank R. López as its new director of New Mexico programs, effective Nov. 13, 2017.
López will provide leadership and oversight of the foundation’s investments in the state, ensuring all children, families and communities – regardless of race or income– have opportunities to reach their full potential.
López will actively guide the integration of the foundation’s grantmaking priorities to support thriving children, working families and equitable communities in the state of New Mexico.
“Frank brings immense knowledge of New Mexico and has been a strong proponent of community partnership and community leadership building to improve the lives of all children,” said Joe Scantlebury, the foundation’s vice president for program strategy.
“We are excited to have Frank join the team, and we look forward to leveraging his skills and expertise to further the foundation’s mission in New Mexico.”
López currently serves as the executive director for NGAGE New Mexico in Las Cruces, a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the well-being of all people in Southern New Mexico. Since 2014, López served as a coach mentor for the New Mexico cohort of the foundation’s inaugural Class One - Community Leadership Network program.
In previous roles, López led his own consulting business, Frank R. López Consulting, which focused on strategic planning, social enterprise, board and fund development, sustainability, donor cultivation and nonprofit governance. At the Nonprofit Enterprise Center, he was the co-founder and served as the executive director.
López received his Bachelors of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctorate at the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.
López will be based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti.