Announcing Cynthia Evans as Dodge’s interim president and CEO 

September 4, 2018

Cynthia Evans

On behalf of the entire board of trustees, I am pleased today to announce Cynthia Evans as the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s interim president and CEO.

With more than 20 years experience at Dodge, Cynthia, the Foundation’s chief financial officer, has the knowledge and expertise to guide the organization during this transition. She brings a deep understanding of the Foundation’s legacy and a passion for its work. We are excited that she is willing to take on this dual role as we search for a new leader.

Cynthia’s immediate priorities as interim president and CEO are to keep grantmaking and day-to-day operations moving forward, continue to build trust and improve communications with our partners, and start putting into action our new strategic plan, which focuses on an equitable New Jersey.

The Foundation’s Board and staff wish to thank Chris Daggett for his eight years of leadership and his guidance through our strategic planning process. During his tenure, Dodge continued to build on its strong reputation of support for nonprofit organizations in Arts, Education, Environment, Informed Communities and Poetry. We greatly appreciate his service to the Foundation and to the state.


Preston Pinkett III of Gladstone is chair of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Board of Trustees and chairman and CEO of City National Bank in Newark.