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Don Opatrny elected to ACF Board of Directors

The Arizona Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently elected Don Opatrny to the board. Don was elected during the board’s November meeting and began his term immediately. ACF Board members serve three-year terms, renewable up to two times.

Don Opatrny is a private investor who formerly served as a partner and managing director of Goldman Sachs. Throughout his career, Don specialized in reorganizations, restructurings, and effecting change in corporate and government entities. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Don is a former vice chair of the Board of Cornell University and sits on their Investment Committee. He also serves as Trustee Emeritus, Presidential Councillor, Foremost Benefactor, and member of the Johnson Museum Advisory Council. He serves as an Independent Director on the BlackRock Multi-Asset Board where he chairs the Performance Oversight Committee. Don is an Investment Funds Committee Member for the State of Wyoming’s Treasurer’s Office and serves as a Director on the Board of Athena Capital Advisors, a high net worth investment advisory firm.

Locally, Don serves on the Executive Committee of the Phoenix Art Museum. He resides part-time in Wyoming where he serves on the board of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, is chair of the Investment Committee, and is on the Affordable Housing Supply Board. He also serves on The Whitney Museum’s National Committee.

“Don’s extensive experience in the investment sector, along with his passion for the arts, make him a tremendous asset for the Arizona Community Foundation board,” said Steve Evans, chair of the ACF Board of Directors. “His unique professional experience combined with his knowledge of and passion for board service and his experience in responsible investing will make him a very valuable board member, and we are proud to have him join our investment committee.”

Don and his wife Judy have two adult children. They enjoy golf, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, and sailing. They also collect Contemporary Art and Czech and European Avante Garde photography (1910-1940).

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