The National Park System announced April 8 that USC Price School of Public Policy professor James Ferris has been selected to serve on the NPS philanthropy and partnerships committee.
According to a USC press release, the committee has the responsibility of advising the NPS on how to best align its policies to a set new direction of philanthropic alliances in the 21st century.
“Partnerships are increasingly critical to the success of government agencies and nonprofits alike,” said Ferris in the release. “I look forward to helping the National Park Service forge a new path about how to increase the impact as a result of philanthropic-private partnerships.”
Ferris is also the holder of the Emery Evans Olson Chair in Nonprofit Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and director of the USC Center on Philanthropy and Policy.
The 14 members of the NPS philanthropy and partnerships committee consist of corporate and nonprofit executives involved in current NPS partnerships, museum and foundation leaders and other experts on the subject.