“In 1990 Elridge W. McMillan became the first African American trustee of the Southeastern Council of Foundations. He also was the first African American president of the Southern Education Foundation and the first African American chair of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, on which governing body he served for more than thirty-four years. As a former trustee of Clark College (his alma mater), he co-chaired the Trustee Committee that was responsible for the consolidation of Clark and Atlanta University (1987–89). McMillan was also appointed to the Center for Civil and Human Rights Global Advisory Board and is a past member of the University System of Georgia Foundation Board.”
Excerpted from The Liberating Promise of Philanthropy.