Rethinking the Mission

With the death of Ann Pinkerton in November 2010, questions about the Foundation’s mission were again front and center. Joan Colello, who had run the Foundation practically since its beginning, was then in her mid-seventies and decided to retire. The board turned to Richard Smith, a tall, affable former editor-in-chief and CEO of Newsweek magazine who joined the Pinkerton board in 1996, and offered him the reins.