Kimberly Otis, executive director of the Rauch Foundation, was elected chairperson of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers (NYRAG), the association’s annual meeting, May 9, 2001. It was also announced that seven board members were elected for a three-year term – Armanda Famiglietti, associate corporate secretary and director of grants management, Carnegie Corporation, New York; Erica Hunt, executive director, Twenty-First Century Foundation, New York; Linda E. Jacobs, vice president, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York; Rick Luftglass, U.S. philanthropy director, Pfizer Inc and The Pfizer Foundation, New York; Karen L. Rosa, vice president and executive director, Altman Foundation, New York; Paul Spivey, president and chief operating officer, Edwin Gould Foundation for Children, Inc., New York; and E. Belvin Williams, executive director, Turrell Fund, Montclair, N.J. Armanda Famiglietti, Erica Hunt and E. Belvin Williams are serving on the board for the first time. Ms. Otis joined the Rauch Foundation, a family foundation based in Garden City, N.Y., last year. The foundation, which is active primarily on Long Island, focuses on children and families, leadership development and organizational effectiveness, and the environment, including transportation and open space issues. For nine years before that, she was executive director of The Sister Fund (formerly the Hunt Alternatives Fund), a private women’s foundation committed to programs that foster women’s and girls’ economic, social, political and spiritual lives. Please call 212-714-0699 for more information.