Leading Philadelphia-area magazine Main Line Today has named Heather Templeton Dill one of the 2019 Women on the Move for her leadership of the John Templeton Foundation and her work as an outstanding member of the philanthropic community. The granddaughter of investor Sir John Templeton, Dill has served as President of the Foundation since 2015. During her tenure, the Foundation has awarded 544 grants totaling over $475 million to support activities ranging from the World Science Festival and National Constitution Center to the Black Hole Initiative, which played a major role in taking the first-ever picture of a black hole.
Headquartered outside Philadelphia, the John Templeton Foundation ranks among the 25 largest grantmaking foundations in the United States. Under Ms. Dill’s leadership, it has expanded philanthropic outreach in the Muslim Majority World and Latin America and committed to invest approximately $325 million in strategic priorities over the next five years. Her achievements will be among those honored at the Women on the Move Luncheon on October 17, 2019.