Posts by James E. Canales

Jim Canales

Jim Canales was appointed president and trustee of the Barr Foundation in May 2014. Prior to joining Barr, he spent two decades in a variety of roles at The James Irvine Foundation in California, including president and chief executive officer from 2003 through 2014. His writing on a range of topics has appeared in The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and The Huffington Post, among other outlets.

Barr’s Rahn Dorsey Appointed Boston’s First Chief of Education

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Our colleague Rahn Dorsey has been appointed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to his cabinet as the City’s first chief of education.

September 02, 2014 | Category: Education

Staffing Updates at the Barr Foundation

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Announcement and discussion of changes taking effect this month at the Barr Foundation.

August 04, 2014 | Category: Barr News

From the President – July 2014

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

After his first two months at Barr, President Jim Canales shares what he’s been learning and some key themes to guide us on the road ahead.

July 22, 2014 | Category: From the President

Time to Reset Philanthropy’s “Default Settings”

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

In philanthropy, we too often obsess about strategy without attending to one of the things that puts strategy most at risk: culture.

July 15, 2014 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

From the President

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

A first message from Barr’s new president and trustee, Jim Canales.

May 12, 2014 | Category: From the President