FACTSHEET: James Piereson
Senior Fellow - Manhattan Institute
Donors Trust - board member William E Simon Foundation - trustee Pinkerton Foundation - board member Thomas W Smith Foundation - board member Center for Individual Rights - board member Philanthropy Roundtable - board member (chairman 1995-99) Foundation for Cultural Review - chairman American Spectator Foundation - oard member the Hoover Institution at Stanford University - board mamber Manhattan Institute - past board mamber
James Piereson is a Manhattan Institute senior fellow and director of the Institute’s Center for the American University. In addition, he is chairman of the selection committee for the VERITAS Fund for Higher Education which allocates grants to programs on college and university campuses. He is also chairman of the selection committee for the Hayek Book Prize awarded annually by the Manhattan Institute. Mr. Piereson is president of the William E. Simon Foundation, a private grant-making foundation located in New York City. The foundation has broad charitable interests in education, religion, and problems of youth. Mr. Piereson was executive director and trustee of the John M. Olin Foundation from 1985 through 2005 when, following longstanding plans, the foundation disbursed its remaining assets and closed its doors.
Mr. Piereson is a trustee of the William E. Simon Foundation. He serves on the boards of several other tax-exempt institutions, including: The Pinkerton Foundation, the Thomas W. Smith Foundation, The Center for Individual Rights, The Philanthropy Roundtable (Chairman, 1995-99), the Foundation for Cultural Review (Chairman), the American Spectator Foundation, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and DonorsTrust. He is a past member of the board of trustees of the Manhattan Institute. He is a member of the selection committee for the Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in the Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering administered by the Henry Luce Foundation of New York City. He is also a member of the grant advisory committee of the Searle Freedom Trust and of the publication committees of City Journal and National Affairs. He is a member of the executive advisory committee of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, of the board of visitors of the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, and of the advisory council of the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom at Claremont McKenna College.
Donors Trust form 990 - 2010
Philanthropy Roundtabe - James Piereson