Tony Safford, the onetime EVP Acquisitions at 20th Century Fox, is returning to the company as VP of FoxGives, Fox Networks Group and 2oth Century Fox Film’s Los Angeles employee engagement program. Safford will oversee the strategy for the group’s philanthropy, nonprofit organization partners and employee volunteer projects.

In his previous run at Fox he acquired film for all divisions, and in 2015 led Fox Searchlight’s pickup of He Named Me Malala. He later segued to a role as a consultant coordinating the social impact campaign with Searchlight, National Geographic, Participant Media and the Malala Fund.

“I’m excited and honored to return to Fox in this new role,” said Safford, who previously held exec posts at Miramax and New Line. “There are many opportunities for Fox to impact the world around us, and I look forward to working with my colleagues across the company to create robust, purpose-driven programs that positively impact the groups we serve, facilitate deeper involvement in our communities and help us form our better selves.”