The foundation’s trustees are actively and directly involved in the grant making process. They commit their time, financial resources, passion, and brainpower to help successful service providers improve their outcomes, build healthier organizations, and — ultimately — expand their work to help more young people achieve their dreams.

Caroline Williamson

President, treasurer & director

Caroline Williamson is the President, Treasurer and a Director of the B. Robert Williamson, Jr. Foundation (the “Foundation”).  Mrs. Williamson is a graduate of The University of North Carolina and serves as a Trustee and Past Chair of The Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University.  Mrs. Williamson also serves as Trustee Emeritus at Inwood House and currently devotes time to the Church of the Heavenly Rest, where she serves as Senior Warden.  Mrs. Williamson contributes time to the New York Junior League, where she was named an Outstanding Sustainer in 2012, Episcopal Charities where she serves as Secretary, and the New York Botanical Garden. She is the widow of B. Robert Williamson, lives in New York City, and has three children.

Richard L. Chilton, Jr.

director & senior vice president

Richard L. Chilton, Jr. serves as a Director and Senior Vice President of the Foundation.  Mr. Chilton is the founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Chilton Investment Company.  Prior to founding Chilton Investment Company, Mr. Chilton worked at Allen & Company.  Prior to that, Mr. Chilton worked at Alliance Capital and Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Chilton received a bachelor of science degree in Finance and Economics from Alfred University.  Mr. Chilton has served as a director of The Robin Hood Foundation and of the Winterthur Museum.  He recently retired as the Chairman of the Board of Greenwich Academy.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Chilton Foundation and he is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Mr. Chilton lives in Connecticut with his wife, Maureen, and their four children.

Ann Colley


Ann Colley serves as a Director of the Foundation.  Ms. Colley attended Hollins University and graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with honors and a B.A. in Political Science.  Ms. Colley is Vice President of The Moore Charitable Foundation founded by Louis Bacon.  She joined the Foundation in 1994 as the first Executive Director.  She works closely with the board to fund approximately 200 organizations per year concentrating on land and water conservation.  Ms. Colley serves on the Board of Trustees for the Waterkeeper Alliance, the Board of Directors of Hudson Riverkeeper, The What Is Missing? Foundation, and the Rainforest Foundation US.  Ms. Colley lives in New York City with one of her two sons.

James Chapelle Hill III


James Chapelle Hill III serves as a Director of the Foundation.  Mr. Hill received a B.A. in Industrial Relations from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Mr. Hill worked at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”) with B. Robert Williamson, Jr.  When DLJ was acquired by CS First Boston, Mr. Hill continued to work with the company until 2004, at which point Mr. Hill moved with his family to Richmond, Virginia.  Mr. Hill has served on the Board of Directors of, among other organizations, the NC Society of New York, the New Life of New York and the Bond Club of New York (where he also served as President).  Mr. Hill currently serves as Senior Vice President in the BB&T Capital Markets group.  Mr. Hill is married to Katherine Holt Hill and has three children.

Charles McLendon


Charles McLendon serves as a Director of the Foundation.  Mr. McLendon received a B.A. in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia in 1985.  Currently, Mr. McLendon manages an independent financial consulting practice, which he founded in 2011.  He has over 25 years of experience in the fixed income capital markets and has served in management positions at several large banks.  Mr. McLendon was a close friend of B. Robert Williamson, Jr. and is honored to continue his legacy through supporting the establishment and ongoing success of the Foundation.

Alex Robertson


Alex Robertson serves a Director of the Foundation.  Mr. Robertson is  Managing Partner of Tiger Management and a Member of the Investment Committee.  Mr. Robertson graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  Before joining Tiger in 2008, Mr. Robertson served as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole and also as a member of Senator Dole’s campaign staff in 2002.  Mr. Robertson worked for President Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004 in North Carolina and Colorado.  Mr. Robertson serves as a trustee of The Robertson Foundation, Tiger Foundation, East Lake Foundation, Purpose Built Communities, and The Boys Club of New York. Alex lives in New York City with his wife, Alexandra Leonard Robertson.

Jonathan M. Wainwright


Jonathan M. Wainwright serves as Secretary of the Foundation.  Mr. Wainwright is a Senior Counsel at the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he served as a Partner for more than 32 years.  During his tenure as a Partner, Mr. Wainwright served as the Chair of the firm’s Corporate Group.  Mr. Wainwright earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Yale College and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.  In his law practice, Mr. Wainwright has represented many not-for-profit organizations and he currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of Lighthouse International, which is dedicated to helping people who have lost their sight or suffer from low vision.  Mr. Wainwright lives in New York City with his wife, Candace.