Maine Philanthropy Center

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Clowes Fund announces new Executive Director, Program Officer and Program Assistant

Friday, August 20, 2021

Jonathan Clowes, President of The Clowes Fund, Inc., announced the appointments of Megan B. Reilly as the foundation’s new Executive Director, Juan D. Galeano as Indianapolis-based Program Officer and Caryn Conway as Program Assistant.

Reilly joined the Fund in 2015 as its New England-based Program Officer and was promoted to Program Director in 2020. She has nearly 21 years of experience in philanthropy. Prior to The Clowes Fund, Reilly was a Philanthropic Advisor at Hemenway & Barnes LLP in Boston where she helped a number of New England-based family foundations with their grantmaking. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Reilly co-chairs the Maine Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative and often presents on philanthropic funding for immigrant and refugee communities. Reilly’s appointment follows the retirement of longtime executive director Beth Casselman.

Galeano oversees Indianapolis grantmaking. He began his career as a faith-based organizer in Central Florida and most recently worked as a consultant for The Cleveland Foundation. Galeano attended the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and Temple University, and he is an alumnus of the National Urban Fellow program and the Hispanics in Philanthropy Líderes Fellowship program.

Conway supports operations and grantmaking. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for six years, most recently as Director of Partner Engagement and Operations at Building Impact. Conway also serves as an instructor at the Foundation for Metrowest, teaching a Youth in Philanthropy course. Conway attended the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and Villanova University.

The Clowes Fund is a family foundation based in Indianapolis that has awarded more than $132 million in grants to qualified nonprofit agencies since 1952.