The Summit Foundation Appoints Alexis Sant as President And Announces Election of Vicki Sant to Co-Chair and President Emeritus Marking Transition to Second-Generation Leadership

The Summit Foundation Appoints Alexis Sant as President And Announces Election of Vicki Sant to Co-Chair and President Emeritus Marking Transition to Second-Generation Leadership

WASHINGTON DC, July 23, 2018—The Summit Charitable Foundation, Inc. today announced the election of Alexis Sant as President, succeeding co-founder Vicki Sant, who will take on the title of Co-Chair and President Emeritus. Alexis Sant is the son of co-founders Roger and Vicki Sant; the announcement marks the transition to a second-generation of leadership 27 years after the foundation was created.

“It has been a great privilege for me to lead and shape the foundation as a principal vehicle of our philanthropy for the past two and a half decades,” said Vicki Sant. “Roger and I are proud of the foundation’s work and eager to see it continue under family leadership in the future. This was the right time for such a transition and we are very glad to be able to lead this planned transfer of responsibility.”

Alexis Sant has been a trustee of The Summit Foundation since 1991 as well as Treasurer since 2002. Since 2015, he has been President of the Sant Foundation, an affiliated family foundation with a focus on investment strategies and grantmaking that support the mission of The Summit Foundation as well as Roger and Vicki Sant’s other philanthropic priorities. He has served as vice president of The Summit Foundation since 2016, a role in which he exercised a broad range of responsibilities in the management of the foundation.

“I am honored to take on this new role,” says Sant. “The work The Summit Foundation has done in the last 27 years has demonstrated a devotion to people and the natural environments that sustain them. It is a proud legacy and I am appreciative of the chance to participate in the ongoing ambition for the Foundation to be of consequence in addressing key challenges. Certainly the need for thoughtful and useful grant making has never been greater.”

Sant is a graduate of Dickinson College and holds an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.

The Summit Foundation, based in Washington DC, makes grants in service of “a world where people can thrive and nature can flourish.” Its three areas of grant making are in ocean conservation, where it has been focused on the restoration of the Mesoamerican Reef; equality for women and girls with particular attention to leadership development and reproductive health rights in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and portions of Mexico; and in radically improving the sustainability of cities in North America.

 

 

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