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Press Releases

Kelli Rhee Named Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced that Kelli Rhee has been named executive vice president and chief strategy officer. A member of the LJAF team since June 2013, Rhee previously served as vice president of venture development. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and refining the Foundation’s overall … Read More

New Report: Austin’s Public Pension Problems Put Booming City at Risk

Austin, Texas —The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today released a new report on the pension problems facing the city of Austin. The report, titled “A Boomtown at Risk: Austin’s Mounting Public Pension Debt” shows that the city has accrued nearly $1.8 billion in pension debt. As a result, pension payments have increased by … Read More

New Report: Dallas Pension Crisis a Warning for Cities Across Texas

DALLAS, TX —The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today published a new report about the urgent problems facing the public pension system in Dallas. The report, “The Dallas Public Pension Crisis: A Warning for Cities Across Texas,” shows that the city’s pension debt has doubled since 2014. It now totals at least $4 billion, … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation awards $1 million in research grants to help address opioid crisis

HOUSTON, TX—The opioid epidemic is now considered to be one of the worst drug crises in U.S. history. More than 28,000 people die every year from heroin and other opioids, and the number of fatal heroin overdoses alone has increased by 439 percent in the past two decades. The problem impacts individuals, families, and society … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation Issues Requests for Letters of Interest/Proposals

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) recently issued solicitations for Letters of Interest and Proposals from organizations with innovative ideas for addressing a number of pressing and persistent challenges. The eight Requests for Letters of Interest and one Request for Proposals are intended to further LJAF’s work in several key areas, including criminal justice, … Read More