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Gap Foundation head to serve on White House council

WASHINGTON - Gap Inc. announced that President Obama intends to appoint Bobbi Silten, chief foundation officer at Gap Inc., to serve on the White House Council for Community Solutions. The Council will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs.

“Bobbi Silten is passionate about creating new ways of supporting the communities in which we live and work,” said Glenn Murphy, Chairman and CEO of Gap Inc. “By serving on the Council, she will bring her innovative thinking to a wide range of ideas and solutions. We’re proud she’s building on Gap Inc.’s 40 year legacy of making a positive contribution to the community.”

According to Gap Inc., the Council has been tasked with three key functions: enlisting leaders in the non-profit, private, and philanthropic sectors to make progress on key policy goals; providing strategic input and recommendations to help the federal government promote greater innovation and cross-sector collaboration; and honoring and highlighting those making a significant impact in their own communities. The Council will be composed of leaders from non-profits, corporations and foundations who are committed to social innovation and civic engagement.