Grantmakers in the Arts names Edwin Torres as New Chief Executive Officer

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Grantmakers in the Arts names Edwin Torres as New Chief Executive Officer

Edwin Torres Koya Leadership Partners congratulates Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) on the appointment of Edwin Torres as Chief Executive Officer.

A national network of private, public, and corporate arts funders, Grantmakers in the Arts provides leadership and service that advances the use of philanthropic and governmental resources to support the growth of arts and culture.

Torres will become GIA’s third CEO after a national search overseen by Koya.

Torres has a strong and diverse history in arts philanthropy. Prior to joining the NYC Cultural Affairs office, he was an Associate Director with The Rockefeller Foundation and Director of External Partnerships for Parsons School of Design at The New School.

Torres served on the GIA board of directors from 2011 through 2016. He has also served on the arts and culture team at Ford Foundation as well as on the staff of Bronx Council on the Arts.

Read the full press release here: Grantmakers in the Arts Selects Edwin Torres as New CEO.