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Francisco Borges Becomes Knight Foundation Board Chair

December 19, 2019

MIAMI - Francisco L. Borges, chairman and managing partner of Landmark Partners, LLC, two-time Connecticut state treasurer, and former Hartford deputy mayor, has become the new chair of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Board of Trustees.

Borges succeeded John Palfrey during the trustees’ December meeting. Palfrey, who became president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Sept. 1, will continue to serve as a trustee on Knight’s board, where he is up for re-election in March.

“Knight is helping communities across the United States shape their own futures by supporting innovative ideas for public spaces, the arts and local journalism,” Borges said. “Ever since I was a deputy mayor, I’ve seen that the local level is where real change happens. I am proud to be part of a foundation that supports people who are making positive change in their communities.”

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