Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Names New Program Director

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced today that Kevin Bohrer has joined the organization as Program Director. In this position, Kevin will oversee grantmaking in the
organization’s Animal Welfare and Legacy and Opportunity domains.

Kevin spent the past eight years at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as program officer in the Global Development and Population program, where his focus included design and implementation of strategies to improve public service delivery outcomes in African communities. He also co-created a funder collaborative to strengthen transparency and accountability, and he represented the foundation’s memberships in the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency, International Aid Transparency Initiative, and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation.

Kevin previously spent more than ten years in Africa, including several positions with the U.S. Agency for International Development on matters related to civic engagement, citizen access to information, and social service delivery systems. Kevin also served in the U.S. Peace Corps as Community Agricultural Extension Agent in Mauritania, West Africa. During his graduate work, Kevin served as research fellow for the Land Tenure Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he engaged in field research on sustainable development and natural resource management.

“Kevin’s deep background in building strategy, combined with his extensive field work and implementation experience make him an ideal fit for our grantmaking approach,” said Terry Meersman, Vice President of Programs at MACP. “He is a strong addition to our leadership team, and to the organization as a whole.”

Kevin earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in cultural anthropology from University of Wisconsin, Madison. He earned a B.S. in Foreign Service with a minor in Southeast Asian studies from Georgetown University.

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