Two New Board Members and New Board Chair Kick Off 2021
The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, welcomes Matt Hong and Clark Kinlin to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and announces current board member Evan Goldberg as the new Board Chair. Goldberg will fill the role previously held by Steve Bornstein, who served as the Board Chair since 2014 and will remain a member of the Board. The V Foundation Board is comprised of prominent business leaders and journalists, award-winning athletes and coaches and distinguished physicians.
“It is one of life’s greatest honors and pleasures to work with the outstanding Board of Directors that we have at the V Foundation,” said Susan Braun, CEO of the V Foundation. “It would not be possible without extraordinary leaders. I believe Steve Bornstein is the kind of leader every board, company or team should have. He is incredibly intelligent, decisive, fair-minded and talented – with a heart of gold. Steve is truly an extraordinary individual. We are now blessed again with great leadership as Evan Goldberg takes on the role as Chair. Evan’s great passion for the mission combined with his strong business background and delightful personality will help him lead to even more success for the Foundation.”
Goldberg, a graduate of Harvard College, is the executive vice president of NetSuite at Oracle Corporation. He started his career at Oracle, ending as a vice president. Throughout his career, he has focused on making business technology more accessible to everyday users. He founded NetSuite with Larry Ellison in 1998. NetSuite went public in 2007 and was purchased by Oracle in 2016. In 2014, Goldberg started the BRCA Foundation to support research on certain genetic mutations in cancer. That effort has evolved into the BRCA Initiative at the V Foundation.
Kinlin, a Harvard Business School graduate, serves as member of Corning’s Management Committee and as president of Corning Optical Communications, the company’s largest operating unit. Over his 40-year career, he has consistently led operations in highly competitive technology and consumer businesses worldwide. He has 20 years of board experience, serving as an influential voice who drives strategy, governance and innovation.
Hong, an NC State University and Harvard Law School graduate, was the chief operating officer of Turner Sports until his retirement in 2019. During his 11 years at the company, Hong was instrumental in organizational advancements, including securing the original and current NCAA rights agreements, the current renewal of Turner’s partnership with the NBA, the acquisition of Bleacher Report and the acquisition of UEFA Champions League rights. In addition, Hong oversaw the growth and management of various sports businesses and properties including Bleacher Report; NBA TV and NBA Digital; NCAA Digital and March Madness Live; SI Digital; NASCAR.com; PGATOUR.com, PGA.com and PGA Championship Live; GOLF.com; and the B/R Live OTT offering.
The V Foundation Board of Directors provides guidance to ensure the sustainability and long-term effectiveness of the organization while upholding its core principles. Its leadership has contributed to the V Foundation’s consistency seen in the awarding of 10 consecutive 4-star (highest) ratings from Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of charities. The V Foundation is among the top 2% of all charities evaluated. The V Foundation is also a GuideStar platinum-rated charity. For more information about the V Foundation and its mission, please visit v.org.
About the V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. The V Foundation has funded more than $250 million in game-changing cancer research grants nationwide through a competitive process strictly supervised by a world-class Scientific Advisory Committee. Because the V Foundation has an endowment to cover administrative expenses, 100% of direct donations is awarded to cancer research and programs. The V team is committed to accelerating Victory Over Cancer
®. To learn more, visit v.org.