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A first – Woodruff Foundation adds Joe Arnold as a trustee

By Maria Saporta, SaportaReport

Without question, the most influential board in Atlanta is the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, the largest philanthropy in the Southeast.

Now, for the first time in its 86-year history, it no longer has an all-white male board of trustees.

At its last board meeting on April 4, the Woodruff trustees voted in Joseph A. Arnold, who spent 40 years with Trust Company Bank/SunTrust/Truist before retiring in September 2021. For the last 20 years at the bank, Arnold ran the Not-for-Profit and Government Banking Division in Georgia. He also has been deeply engaged with numerous nonprofit boards in metro Atlanta.

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