Boney to lead N.C. Network of Grantmakers as Hapgood steps down

Jill Warren Lucas

Ret Boney
Ret Boney

Ret Boney, a former deputy editor of Philanthropy Journal, has been named executive director of the N.C. Network of Grantmakers
(NCNG), a Chapel Hill-based membership organization serving more than 100 foundations, corporate giving programs and donor advised funds throughout the state.

Boney will begin her role on May 13. The appointment follows a wide-ranging search started last August when current Executive Director Bobbi Hapgood announced her intention to step down. Hapgood will end her eight years of service on May 17.

“I am excited to pass the torch to Ret and to support her leadership in the years to come,” says Hapgood, who will continue to be engaged in the organization as a trustee of her family’s foundation. “She brings a wealth of knowledge about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector that will serve NCNG members well.”

Most recently, Boney served as senior vice president for Clarity Group, a consultancy that helps nonprofits hone and strengthen their strategic direction, deepen constituent relationships and align resources to better achieve their missions. Prior to that, she served for almost eight years as deputy editor of Philanthropy Journal

Prior to her move to the nonprofit sector, Boney managed the electric utilities group of KnowledgeBase Marketing and was a director in the loyalty-marketing division of Young & Rubicam. She also served as deputy policy director for Gov. Jim Hunt and was a reporter and columnist for Fortune Magazine. She has served on several nonprofit boards.

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