Board of Directors Appoints New Executive Director
Tony Moten Jr. to Assume Leadership on July 1
BOSTON, Mass., June 15, 2023 – The Board of Directors of All Points North Foundation is excited to announce the promotion of Tony Moten Jr. to executive director effective July 1. A strategist and respected education leader with expertise in leadership cultivation and nonprofit administration, Moten Jr. succeeds Laura Staich, who steps down after leading All Points North Foundation for more than 12 years.
Moten Jr. will become All Points North Foundation’s second executive director. He takes on the role with continued commitment to All Points North Foundation’s mission and values, having spent the last three years on staff as the foundation’s director of education grant partnerships. He has been responsible for the education grant giving cycle and grant management as well as supporting the executive director in all aspects of foundation operations and governance.
“All Points North Foundation is entering a new, exciting chapter with Tony at its helm,” said Board Chair Larry Promisel. “Tony’s strategic vision, community-centered focus, energy and passion will help drive the foundation’s future accomplishments.”
“All Points North Foundation has been strategically intentional about making a difference in public middle school education and solar, areas often overlooked by other funders,” said Moten Jr. “Building on that legacy, we will explore new partnerships with rural education organizations interested in teacher professional development and social-emotional learning, small-to-medium science centers seeking to educate their visitors about solar energy, and Indigenous Americans looking to achieve their energy goals.”
Moten Jr. joined All Points North Foundation from Teach For America, where he served as director of teacher leadership development. In that role, Moten Jr. set vision and strategy as well as assisted in the cultivation of future leaders. Prior to Teach For America, Moten Jr. taught public middle school mathematics in the Fort Worth Independent School District.
Having lived in nearly a half-dozen states as the son of an Army veteran, Moten Jr. learned that educational and energy inequity were not confined to one region of the world. “We seek to be a trusted funder with diverse and unique grant partners around the country who work with their communities to positively impact public middle school education and further promote solar as a viable energy source,” said Moten Jr.
Since its inception, All Points North Foundation has grown to an asset size of more than $5M, distributed more than $6.3M to 113 grant projects, invested in solar systems that have produced more than 790 kW DC (enough solar power to operate more than 150 average-sized homes) and impacted more than 620,000 lives.
About All Points North Foundation
All Points North Foundation was founded in 2011 by a private family foundation who believes passionately that everyone has a “true North” – a place of achievement – and that everyone should have equal opportunity and access to realize their goals. All Points North Foundation funds grantees in two areas – public middle school education (grades 6-8) and solar energy – that have the power to help communities nationwide navigate upward. For more information, visit allpointsnorthfoundation.org.
Bridget Stratton, Public Communications Inc.