Longtime Akron Children’s Hospital head and community leader William “Bill” Considine is taking on another national leadership role: board member of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The philanthropic group with strong Akron roots announced Wednesday morning that Considine is joining its board of trustees.
“This work is incredibly meaningful,” Considine said. “The Knight Foundation is an entity I’ve been able to see firsthand over the years.”
The Knight Foundation trains journalists from around the world while supporting arts, education and civic-engagement programs in the 26 communities — including Akron — where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. The foundation was started in Akron before relocating to its current home in Miami.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.