J.D., 1981, University of Miami School of Law
B.A., University of Colorado
Joshua J. Mintz is Vice President and General Counsel of the MacArthur Foundation. He joined the Foundation as General Counsel in 1994.
As Vice President and General Counsel, he is responsible for the overall legal affairs of the Foundation worldwide and is a member of the senior advisory team that advises the President of the Foundation on policy matters and strategic direction. He also coordinates the work of MacArthur Advisory Services, an initiative of the Foundation through which MacArthur staff with appropriate expertise advises other foundations, corporate donors, and individual donors on a range of issues and questions and help connect such donors to other external resources when appropriate.
Mr. Mintz currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations and is Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Mintz is past President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Protective Association, a not-for-profit organization providing counseling and other services to children at risk and their families. He is on the Board of the Francis W. Parker School, an independent private school where he Chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Trustee Committee. Mr. Mintz was a member of the Board of Directors of the Donors Forum from 2003-2009, where, during various periods, he served as the Treasurer, the Chair of the Audit/Finance Committee, and the Chair of the Compensation/Benefits Committee. Mr. Mintz was also member of the Legal Framework Work Group of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector convened by Independent Sector.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Mintz was a partner with the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, specializing in commercial litigation and business reorganization, including real estate restructurings.
Mr. Mintz received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, in 1981. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history/education from the University of Colorado.
At Miami Law he teaches Emerging Forms of Philanthropy and the Role of Private Foundations in Effecting Social Change.