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PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO APPOINT JON BON JOVI TO WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS

On today’s announcement, Mimi Box, JBJSF Executive Director, said, “Jon has shown tremendous passion for his philanthropic work and great compassion in working with the homeless and those living in poverty. I’m confident he will make significant contributions to the important work of this White House Council.”

The White House’s announcement follows:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2010

President Obama Announces Members of the White House Council for Community Solutions

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Council for Community Solutions. The Council will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs.

The President also announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the White House Council for Community Solutions:

•Patty Stonesifer, Chair, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Auguste, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Diana Aviv, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Paula Boggs, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
Jon Bon Jovi, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•John Bridgeland, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Jim Canales, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Scott Cowen, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•John Donahoe, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Michael Fleming, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•David Friedman, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Jim Gibbons, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Michele Jolin, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Michael Kempner, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Steven Lerner, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Maurice Lim Miller, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Laurene Powell Jobs, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Norman Rice, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Kristin Richmond, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Judith Rodin, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Nancy H. Rubin, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Paul Schmitz, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Jill Schumann, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Bobbi Silten, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
•Bill Strickland, Member, White House Council for Community Solutions

President Obama said, “These impressive men and women have dedicated their lives and careers to civic engagement and social innovation. I commend them for their outstanding contributions to their communities, and I am confident that they will serve the American people well in their new roles on the White House Council for Community Solutions. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

In addition to providing advice to the President on solving specific community needs, the White House Council for Community Solutions has been tasked with three key functions: enlisting leaders in the non-profit, private, and philanthropic sectors to make progress on key policy goals; providing strategic input and recommendations to help the federal government promote greater innovation and cross-sector collaboration; and honoring and highlighting those making a significant impact in their own communities. The Council will be composed of leaders from non-profits, corporations and foundations who are committed to social innovation and civic engagement.

 

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