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Rainin Foundation Announces CAST CEO Moy Eng As New Board Member

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is excited to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors. Moy Eng, CEO of Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), is a longtime philanthropic and nonprofit leader. Dashiell (Dash) Patterson, is the grandson of Kenneth Rainin and has been a junior Board member since 2016. Their appointments are effective November 2021, for three-year terms.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Moy and Dash to the Foundation’s Board. Their wisdom and unique perspectives will strengthen our role as a grantmaker and community partner.”
– Jen Rainin, CEO, Kenneth Rainin Foundation

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A Philanthropic Mentor and Arts Partner

Moy Eng

Moy Eng’s career encompasses four decades of experience as a grantmaker, consultant and senior executive. She is known for her visionary ability to identify and support progressive ideas to advance social change. Her work has impacted arts and culture, renewable energy, lesbian and gay rights, immigrant rights, and international human rights.

Her background in philanthropy began in New York at the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation. Her support of research and advocacy helped shape policies on immigration reform and gay and lesbian rights in the military. In the 2000s, she directed the arts program at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the largest arts funders in the country. In this position, she commissioned landmark research, invested in public funding for arts education and made grants to build more than 750,000 square feet of affordable performing arts space across the Bay Area.

Moy’s history with the Rainin Foundation dates back to 2007. While at the Hewlett Foundation, Moy provided guidance to Jen Rainin as she prepared to launch the Rainin Foundation. In 2014, Moy became a part of our grantee community as the first executive director (now Chief Executive Officer) of Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), which was seeded with a $5 million, five-year grant from the Rainin Foundation in 2013. Using an innovative real estate strategy, CAST helps communities create permanent, affordable spaces for arts and culture organizations facing displacement in Oakland and San Francisco. As CAST’s CEO, Moy has helped secure more than 35,000 square feet in real estate, and there’s another 140,000 square feet in the development pipeline. CAST’s groundbreaking financing and partnership model has inspired similar efforts in London, Vancouver, Seattle and Austin, among other places.

Moy is also a practicing artist—a poet, vocalist and composer. In 2019, she released The Blue Hour, a debut album in collaboration with four-time Grammy nominated composer and co-producer Wayne Wallace. Read more about Moy Eng in our 2019 story “Art As Sanctuary.”

“I have always admired and celebrated the work of the Rainin Foundation. I’m honored to apply my experience to support and strengthen the Foundation’s process of asking big questions and investing in visionary people and ideas.”
– Moy Eng, Board Member, Kenneth Rainin Foundation


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