Heather Templeton Dill named president of the John Templeton Foundation

The board of trustees of the John Templeton Foundation appointed Heather Templeton Dill, daughter of the late Dr. Jack Templeton and granddaughter of the late Sir John Templeton, president of the organization that has funded numerous efforts to foster understanding of religion and science.

Most recently, Dill acted as executive liaison to the president at the Foundation, working closely with her father and the staff. Prior to joining the foundation as a staff member, she taught high school level history, government, and economics in Pennsylvania. While living in Charlottesville, Virginia, she was a homeschool educator as well as a manuscript editor and research assistant at the University of Virginia. She served as a trustee of the John Templeton Foundation from 1997-2003 and 2009-2015 and has been a member of the foundation’s executive, finance, and strategic planning committees. Dill is currently a member of the board of First Trust Bank and previously served on the Templeton Religion Trust steering committee and the Templeton World Charity Foundation board.