Media Alert Thursday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.
WHO: Erin Shay, Vice President of Global Citizenship at the pharmaceutical and healthcare company Abbott, in addition to Harold Melton, president of the David S. Fullerton foundation: a leading source of funding for medical research. Harold Melton will be accompanied by the Foundation’s board of directors. WHAT: The board of directors at the Fullerton Foundation will announce that Erin Shay has been selected as the non-‐profit’s new president. WHERE: The announcement will take place in The Astoria Room at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. The announcement will take place in conjunction with the Society of Corporate Philanthropy’s Annual Corporate Conference. A continental breakfast will be served. WHY: In 1998, Harold Melton assumed the presidency at the David S. Fullerton Foundation, and after 13 years of leadership, Harold Melton plans to retire. While the Fullerton Foundation has an endowment of over $1 billion and donates more than $100 million each year to the Mayo clinic and other universities conducting medical research, Erin Shay plans to continue supporting local Chicago charities. The Foundation’s board of directors admires her commitment to smaller organizations, and it is possible that several Chicago-‐land non-‐profits could benefit from Erin Shay’s more local approach. Contact: Paul McCormack, PR Manager Phone: 219-‐456-‐8282 Evening: 718-‐576-‐0873 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org