Trustees and Staff

Meet the people working to support our grantees and help them advance change.

All the philosophy about our Mott Foundation can be boiled down to just one word — people. C.S. Harding Mott


Two generations — and 60 years of experience — guide our foundation into the future.

William S. White (right), who was then Mott Foundation Chairman and CEO, congratulates Ridgway White on being appointed Foundation president, effective January 1, 2015.


  • Chairman

    William S. White

  • Vice Chairman

    Frederick S. Kirkpatrick*

  • A. Marshall Acuff Jr.

  • Douglas X. Patiño***

  • Lizabeth Ardisana

  • Jeremy R. M. Piper

  • Tiffany W. Lovett

  • William H. Piper

  • Webb F. Martin

  • George E. Ross**

  • Olivia P. Maynard

  • Marise M. M. Stewart

  • John Morning***

  • Helen Taylor

  • Maryanne Mott

  • Ridgway H. White

  • Charlie Nelms

The Members of the corporation are Frederick S. Kirkpatrick, Tiffany W. Lovett, Maryanne Mott, William H. Piper, Marise M.M. Stewart, Ridgway H. White and William S. White.

*Serves as presiding/lead outside director.
**Not pictured
***Trustee Emeritus

Note: All applicants need to follow the Foundation’s standard Application Procedures; please do not contact Trustees directly.

Officers & Staff