Gary Dicovitsky Finance and Investment Committee Chair

Gary Dicovitsky is a 31-year veteran in philanthropic fundraising. He led record-breaking comprehensive efforts as the vice president at some of the nation’s leading organizations, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Pomona College. Earlier in his career, he led gift planning programs at Princeton University and the University of Virginia, after initiating his fund-raising career at Dartmouth College's nationally renowned Bequests and Trusts Program.

Dicovitsky also chairs the Finance Committee of the International Foundation and continues his volunteer efforts at Dartmouth College by serving as his class chair within the Gift Planning Program. He also was a member of the CANARAS Planned Giving Council that helped formulate and author ground-breaking professional standards that are the basis of ethical charitable fundraising today.

Dicovitsky earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his M.Ed from Loyola College. He also was a college basketball coach for eight years. He resides in California.

Douglas P. Walker Board Vice-Chair

Mr. Walker has a long history in the international field, including over two decades of work in and related to Latin America in both an official U.S. Government and private capacity. His career has encompassed all aspects of his profession, including counseling foreign heads of state and governments with respect to their U. S. relations, posts as a Foreign Service officer in Washington and Latin America. His U.S. consulting practice has focused on public affairs and public policy issues for both corporate and non-profit clients. He resides in Connecticut.

Letitia K. Butler Board Chair

Letitia Butler served more than 34 years in the field of international development and diplomacy, rising to the rank of Counselor in USAID's Senior Foreign Service (1977-2004, 2008-2013), and Senior Associate in the international consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton (2004-2008). Ms. Butler has hands-on experience in project design, implementation, and evaluation, having lived and worked with USAID in Latin America (Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala), the Middle East (Lebanon), and Asia (the Philippines/Asian Development Bank.)

She received a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Virginia in 1976 and a BA-equivalent in Economics from State's Foreign Service Institute (1984). She has taught development management at Georgetown University's graduate school. She resides in Virginia.

Hilda Arellano Grants Committee Chair

Hilda Arellano worked for 42 years in the field of international development and diplomacy, serving in the private sector and with international organizations (1972-1987), and with the U.S. Agency for International Development (1987-2014) where she reached the rank of Career Minister.

Ms. Arellano's career in development took her to Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan. She also served in Washington, DC as the Counselor to the USAID Administrator. A graduate of Cornell University with a BA in Political Science, Ms. Arellano has a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She also received her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Antioch College. She is a native of Westfield, NJ and currently resides in Washington, DC.

John D’A. Tyree Treasurer

John Tyree is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he has worked as a finance professional for over two decades, holding positions in Global Capital Markets and the Mergers and Acquisitions group. Prior to Morgan Stanley, John served in the United States Army in Germany as a Captain in the Armor branch (1987 – 1992). John serves on the Board and as Treasurer of the Episcopal School, New York, and was previously a board member of the Amos Tuck School Annual Fund. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1987, and earned an MBA at the Tuck School, Dartmouth College, 1995.

Matthew H. Hurlock Secretary

Matthew H. Hurlock is a partner with the law firm White & Case LLP, with substantial international cross-border experience, having worked in China, across Europe and in Latin America. He has also worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, Mr. Hurlock also now serves on a number of corporate and university boards, including: the Board of Trustees of Princeton-in-Asia, the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School, the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School, and serves as a Corporation Member of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.