Maximus Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dr. Arvenita Washington Cherry has been named the new president of the Maximus Foundation.
Dr. John Boyer, who served on the foundation’s board of directors and as president and chairman for the past 17 years, remains as chairman until his full retirement from the foundation later this fiscal year. Then, Cherry assumes both roles.
In the interim, Boyer and Cherry will work collaboratively to ensure a seamless transition and completion of another successful grant cycle.
The Maximus Foundation supports organizations and programs that promote personal growth and self-sufficiency through improved health, child and family development, as well as community development.
“Dr. Cherry has shown remarkable passion for the people who work at Maximus as well as the communities we serve,” said Maximus President and CEO Bruce Caswell. “She will excel in her new role as the Maximus Foundation’s impact continues to grow. We are grateful for Dr. Boyer’s personal commitment and efforts leading the Foundation, which culminated with the highest annual grant total in his final year at the helm.”
In June, the Maximus Foundation announced $2 million in grants to 167 nonprofits across the U.S. to fund its three key themes for giving in 2022: community development, youth development and healthcare services.
“As we further expand the reach of the Maximus Foundation, we’ll remain focused on establishing deeper engagement with our grantees and their work,” Cherry said. “These organizations have impacted the lives of thousands of families nationwide and we want to give them as much support as possible to deliver even more results in local communities where our employees live and work.”