Chairman, The John A. Hartford Foundation, New York, and Member of the Hartford Board (1979)
On June 11, 1997, Mr. Volk was elected President of the Foundation and on June 7, 2002, his fellow Trustees elected him Chairman. He serves on the Evaluation, Finance and Governance Committees and is also the Chairman of the Committee on Grants. The Hartford Foundation is the nation’s leading private funder of education and training in aging and health. In the past 30 years, the Foundation has committed more than $400 million to over 200 organizations for programs to enhance and expand the training of doctors, nurses, social workers and other health professionals who care for elders, and promote innovations in the integration and delivery of services for all older people. Mr. Volk has been president of Chamberlain & Steward Associates, Ltd., an asset advisory firm, since 1985. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice-President of Bessemer Trust Company for 13 years. He is currently a Trustee of Valparaiso University, as well as a member of the National Council of the College of Nursing. Mr. Volk also serves on New York University’s College of Nursing Advisory Board. He was recently inducted as an Honorary Member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing. Mr. Volk received his B.A. degree from Indiana’s Valparaiso University and his M.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee. In 2004 he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Valparaiso.