John R. H. Blum has retired from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Board of Directors, after 44 years of service. Mr. Blum was elected to the Board of Directors in April 1979 and has held many leadership positions at the Foundation, including Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of the Compensation and Finance and Audit Committees.

Mr. Blum has a distinguished career as an attorney. His many leadership positions include Chairman of Kings LaFayette Bank, President of Security Mortgage Investors, Partner at Richards O’Neil & Allegaert, and Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Connecticut. He has been on the Board of Directors for other organizations such as Vista Mutual Funds and the Green-Wood Cemetery Association.

H. Scott Walter, Foundation President, commented: “On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Dreyfus Foundation, I extend my sincere gratitude to Mr. Blum for more than four decades of service and leadership at the Foundation. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”