Three new members joined the Princeton Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees, as the organization celebrates a milestone: it has awarded more than $200 million in grants since it was founded in 1991.
Marygrace Billek, of West Windsor, Ka’Neda N. Bullock, of Trenton, and Michael Ullmann of Princeton were appointed to three-year terms and bring a wealth of experience in grantmaking, finance, and the law.
“We are pleased to welcome Marygrace and Ka’Neda to the Board of Trustees, and we are so happy that Mike is returning to his volunteer post,” said Board Chair Sonia Delgado. “Their insights and expertise will be assets to our Board.”
For more than 30 years, the Community Foundation has helped philanthropists give to the causes that matter most to them. It is home to more than 400 charitable funds, and it has now granted more than $200 million to nonprofits near and far.
“We are thrilled to announce this grantmaking achievement, and it is thanks to our incredibly generous community that we have reached this milestone,” said Delgado. “Our new trustees are joining a Board that has a history of more than three decade of service in the region.”
Billek is the retired Director of Human Services for Mercer County, where she oversaw services to at-risk youth, senior citizens, individuals and families who do not have permanent housing, and individuals with disabilities.
She began her career as a residence counselor at SERV Centers of New Jersey. In 2004 she became the Mercer County Deputy Director of Human Services and two years later, she was appointed to the role of Director. In that role, she chaired or participated in more than 30 boards and commissions.
Billek worked closely with the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness and other community partners on a countywide implementation of Housing First and Rapid Rehousing initiatives, leading to the county’s success in reducing homelessness.
She holds a Master of Science of Social Work (MSSW) degree from Columbia University and earned bachelor’s degrees in English and Psychology from Rutgers University.
Ka’Neda N. Bullock
Bullock, CFP, MBA, AIF, APMA, an award-winning wealth manager and employer retirement plan advisor, is the President and Founder of Master Plan Investment Group in Pennington.
She is a sought-after speaker on a wide range of financial topics, including retirement income strategies, investing, long-term care and financial planning.
Bullock is a member of the inaugural Commonwealth Financial Network Women’s Council, the Trenton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Mercer County chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the Smith College Club. She serves on the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Young Professionals Group. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees at Smith College and a current member of the Smith College Business Network Board.
She was an Investment News “40 Under 40” Awardee, a National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Top Women Advisors “Rising Star” Awardee, and a YWCA Princeton Tribute to Women Honoree.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in government and economics from Smith College and an MBA from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). She completed a Fulbright fellowship in South Korea, where she studied economics and taught English at a girls’ middle school.
Ullmann retired last year as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Johnson & Johnson and a Member of the Company’s Executive Committee after serving 11 years in that role and 34 years with J&J. As the EVP, General Counsel of J&J, he was responsible for Legal, Government Affairs & Policy, Compliance, Privacy, Security and Aviation on a global basis. He previously served as the Company’s General Counsel of the Worldwide Medical Devices Group, Corporate Secretary and a business development attorney. Before joining J&J, he practiced law in New York City.
Ullmann served on the Community Foundation Board of Trustees from 2016 to 2022, where he was Chair of the Human Resources Committee and a member of the Committee on Impact and Strategic Planning Committee.
He serves as Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Board of Directors of Americares, the global healthcare relief organization.
He is involved with various volunteer activities at Columbia Law School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including guest lecturing, counseling students, and serving on the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors and the MIT Visiting Committee on Sponsored Research.
Ullmann graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences and Columbia University Law School.
Delgado also thanked four departing Trustees who completed their terms of service on the Board: Anthony “Skip” Cimino, former Board Chair, Michelle Everman, who served as the Board Treasurer, Rakia Reynolds and Anne VanLent.
“Their impact on our Board is meaningful and long lasting,” said Delgado. “We want to thank them for their volunteer service and their commitment to our mission of promoting philanthropy to advance the well-being of our communities forever.”