Emily Taylor Elected to Board of Directors

ANN ARBOR, MI, March 21, 2016 – The Joyce Ivy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to broadening the college aspirations of talented female high school students from the Midwest, today announced the election of Emily Taylor to its Board of Directors. Ms. Taylor is a resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

“We are pleased to welcome Emily to the Board,” said Maya Aravind, a director on the Board. “This is a dynamic group of individuals that cares deeply about creating opportunities for talented young women, and Emily is going to add a lot to the leadership of the Joyce Ivy Foundation.”

“As we enter our second decade, the Joyce Ivy leadership is focused on serving a growing alumnae community and the long-term financial position of the Foundation,” said S. Caroline Kerr, Chief Executive Officer of the Joyce Ivy Foundation. “Emily has a passion for mentoring young women in their pursuit of education, and she brings professional development experience. As an alumna of Smith, where Emily received her undergraduate degree and served on the Board of Trustees, she also understands the kind of educational opportunities we make available to our Summer Scholars.”

Emily Taylor is a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and works out of the Detroit office. Prior to joining McKinsey, Ms. Taylor worked as a fundraiser at both Smith College and Skidmore College. She is a graduate of Smith College and holds M.B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of Michigan. She serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of World’s Window, a non-profit that supports education for students in rural parts of Belize. Ms. Taylor previously served on the Smith College Board of Trustees.

“I’m thrilled to join this mission-driven organization,” said Ms. Taylor.  “As an alumna of a partner college, I can attest to the power of educating our young women, particularly those from the Midwest. I look forward to helping raise the sights of our Scholars, and it will be an honor to support them through this exciting journey.”

Ms. Taylor begins her five-year term immediately and joins ten current members of the Joyce Ivy Foundation Board of Directors: Maya Aravind of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Lory Vitek Antonucci of Chicago, Illinois; Erich Bagen of San Francisco, California; Mary Jo Dawson of Bloomfield Village, Michigan; Audrey DiMarzo of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Kim Easter of Ann Arbor, Michigan; S. Caroline Kerr of Coral Gables, Florida; Greg Lewis of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Mike Pritula of New York, New York; Clint Wallace of Brooklyn, New York; and directors emeriti, Elisa Ostafin of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Anne Hiller of San Francisco, California; Stephen Miller of Boise, Idaho; and Carrie Booher of New Orleans, Louisiana. 

About The Joyce Ivy Foundation

The Joyce Ivy Foundation seeks to provide exposure, encouragement, counsel, financial assistance, and employment support to young women who have the academic, intellectual, and leadership potential to attend the nation's most selective institutions of higher education. Funding for the Joyce Ivy Foundation is provided by individuals, other foundations, and corporations. In 2014, the Foundation named 80 young women from Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota as Joyce Ivy Scholars, providing scholarships for them to attend summer educational programs at 11 institutions, and providing or leveraging $500,000 of scholarship funding.  For more information, please visit www.joyceivyfoundation.org or contact the Joyce Ivy Foundation at info@joyceivyfoundation.org or (734) 661-0229.

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