Meghan Van Dyk (Jambor) Named Informed Communities Program Officer

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is pleased to announce that Meghan Van Dyk (Jambor) has been named Informed Communities Program Officer and Communications Director.

She is assuming the responsibilities of Molly de Aguiar, who recently was named Managing Director of the News Integrity Initiative at the Tow-Knight Center at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

In this expanded role, Van Dyk will continue to direct communications initiatives, and also oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s Informed Communities program, which makes grants to foster robust civic engagement through inclusive, people-powered news and information projects across the state. She will also manage partnerships and grants with outside funders toward supporting a connected and collaborative news and information ecosystem in New Jersey. 

As Dodge’s Communications Manager, Van Dyk has been sharing news and stories about the Foundation and its grantees, working with organizations to help improve and amplify their work, and coordinating events and opportunities that foster relationship building among organizations within the Dodge community.

Before joining the Foundation, she was local editor at the Daily Record, a community newspaper serving Morris County, where she directed news coverage, oversaw social media outreach, and fostered community partnerships.

“Meghan’s background in philanthropy and journalism, and her natural talent for connecting people to each other and resources, make her an excellent fit for the role and will enable her to continue and build on our important work in local news and information in New Jersey,” said Chris Daggett, Dodge Foundation President and CEO.