Quincy Institute Appoints Distinguished Philanthropist Stephen Heintz as New Board Chair


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WASHINGTON, DC – The Quincy Institute (QI) is excited to announce the appointment of philanthropic leader Stephen Heintz to the chair of its governing board. 

“We are ecstatic to have Stephen Heintz chair our board,” said Quincy Institute CEO Lora Lumpe. “As a civil society leader, strategist, and philanthropist with a proven record of taking on difficult global problems through creative diplomacy and engagement, Stephen is the ideal leader for our organization at this time.” 

A member of the QI board since the organization’s founding in 2019, Heintz brings years of experience in international development, civic leadership in support of American democracy, philanthropy, and citizen diplomacy to the role — including in support of nuclear diplomacy with Iran.  He has served as the president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founder of Demos, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the EastWest Institute, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

“I am excited to chair the Quincy Institute’s board at such a vital moment for rethinking America’s over-militarized foreign policy,” Heintz stated. “Since its founding, I have admired the Quincy Institute’s rapid rise as a force for principled military restraint in Washington’s approach to the world. I am happy to help build on this success.”

Heintz will assume the role from Andrew Bacevich, a co-founder and the first president of the Quincy Institute who has served as chair of the board since September 2021. 

“I am grateful to Stephen for taking up the baton,” said Bacevich. “His vision, political acumen, and intellect put him and QI in the best possible position to work to turn the tide at this fraught moment in the history of US foreign policy.”

“It is one of the great honors of my life to work alongside Andrew Bacevich,” Lumpe reflected. “He has been crucial to QI’s success at every turn – as a visionary founder, an intellectual, a mentor, and a champion. His life’s work is the embodiment of QI’s values and mission.”

Bacevich will remain an active member of Quincy Institute’s fourteen-person board, which includes retired ambassadors, business and philanthropic leaders, journalists, faith and civic leaders, and distinguished academics. 

Founded in 2019, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft is an action-oriented think tank that brings together a broad coalition of Americans from across the political spectrum to end endless wars and bottomless military spending.