THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ISABEL STEWART TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Isabel Carter Stewart as a member of the National Council on the Humanities.
Ms. Isabel Carter Stewart, of Chicago, Illinois, served as the National Executive Director of Girls Incorporated from 1991-2000. Ms. Stewart has served on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, National Assembly of Voluntary Organizations, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund. She also serves on the Harvard Business School Strategic Planning in Nonprofit Management Advisory Committee, and participates in the International Women's Forum, the Women's Foreign Policy Group and the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council.
Ms. Stewart received a B.A. from Wellesley College, Masters Degrees from both New York University and the University of Pennsylvania and has done additional work at Harvard University Business School and Columbia University Business School relating to non-profit organizations.
The National Council on the Humanities is responsible for advising the Chair with respect to the policies, programs and procedures necessary for the operation of the National Endowment on the Humanities. In addition, the Council reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the Chair. Staff support and funding for the council are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.