Eli and Edythe Broad

Gerun Riley Named President of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Eli and Edythe Broad have announced that Gerun Riley will lead the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation as president.

Eli and Edythe, who are now in their eighties, said that they have been searching for someone to take over the helm of their foundation. “We want our philanthropy to continue after we are gone. For some time, we have looked for someone whom we trust to work with us in overseeing our philanthropic activities, someone who shares our values and priorities. And the right person has been with us the whole time.”

Riley has worked for the Broads for thirteen years. She joined the organization in 2003 as an administrator. Since then, she has served as chief of staff, vice president, and, most recently, senior vice president. She has also worked on a number of initiatives including the Broad Prize for Urban Education and the architectural competition for and the construction of the Broad museum. Previously, Riley worked in the New York office of the legal firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, where she collaborated with senior partners to run the pro bono department.