The ULI Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Janice P. Periquet as our next president. Her proven leadership, boundless energy, and strategic direction will catalyze the growth, strength, and reach of the Institute’s impact. She begins in her tenure January 2021 as we look forward to the Foundation’s second half century of support for ULI’s mission-driven body of programs, centers, and initiatives.
At this exciting time in our history, Periquet is uniquely suited to assume this vital leadership role. Most recently having served as the vice president of development at RepresentUs, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to democracy reform, she has spent her career advancing the work of entities and initiatives that intersect with ULI’s efforts to positively transform the lives of millions of people around the globe.
From building and managing investments and stakeholder support for organizations committed to environmental concerns, civil rights and social equity, public health, and the humanities, Periquet has been an integral part of three $1B+ campaigns, from design to implementation. She comes to the Foundation with more than 25 years of experience in all areas of development—annual, major, and principal gifts; planned and estate gifts; and institutional grants.
“We are thrilled to have Janice on board with the Foundation,” said ULI Foundation Chairman Douglas D. Abbey. “There is much work to do to face the myriad challenges facing our cities around the globe. ULI is the only organization suited to bring best practices and share new ideas and solutions. To meet our critical mission to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide, we are strengthening the ULI Foundation to support this effort. We are confident Janice will lead us to a new level of philanthropic support.”
As the Foundation’s new president, Periquet will manage and oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s comprehensive fundraising strategy and execution. “I am thrilled to join the ULI Foundation” Periquet said. “ULI has a unique and very powerful platform to elevate and address the most pressing challenges our communities face. The world is changing. It’s an exciting—and even scary—moment. But I believe, if we can all remember our shared values and commitment to build a stronger future for our children, we’ll be successful.”
“ULI’s members lead the way in solving community and real estate challenges by identifying and sharing best practices for equitable and sustainable land use through our programs, education, research, and convenings,” said ULI Americas President Gwyneth Jones Coté. “I am excited to partner with Janice and leverage her expertise, counsel, and proven track record of fundraising in so many mission-allied areas.”
Prior to her time at RepresentUs, Periquet worked at The Nature Conservancy for nearly a decade, first leading the North Carolina Chapter before moving to principal gifts to head the philanthropic activities of Global Cities and working with the Asia Pacific region.
She began her development career with the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2003, she joined the development staff of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as director of alumni affairs and the annual fund. Thereafter, she held a succession of development positions that culminated in her appointment as assistant dean for development at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Law.
“The ULI Foundation is critical to strengthening and expanding the transformative, mission-driven programming across all of the Institute’s centers and initiatives,” said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer W. Edward Walter. “I am confident that Janice’s energy and wide-ranging experience in all aspects of fundraising will fuel the Foundation’s near- and long-term success.”