Dear Maine Philanthropy Center Members and Partners,
As a friend and supporter of Maine Philanthropy Center, we wanted you to know about MPC’s pending leadership transition. Barbara Edmond, our wonderful president, is planning to retire next year, June 30, 2019. Since 2013, Barbara has been an outstanding leader for philanthropy in Maine. Under her leadership, MPC has developed a comprehensive five-year strategic plan and business plan that is driving our mission to advance the effectiveness of philanthropy in Maine and its ability to make a meaningful difference.
Thanks to Barbara’s leadership and the support of our partners, we are well-positioned to serve as a hub of information and promotion for philanthropy. We are excited about the opportunities for learning and skills-building work around diversity, equity and inclusion, and the concrete steps we have taken to establish a public policy committee to exercise voice and action in the public policy arena. Recently we gathered with more than 400 nonprofit and philanthropy leaders at the 2018 Philanthropy Partners Conference to share personal stories and learnings and expand our connections.
As Barbara recently said, there is much important work to be done, and neither she nor the board will be resting in the year ahead. We are grateful for Barbara’s commitment to MPC and to a smooth leadership transition. We are confident that a solid foundation has been prepared for the next level of growth for MPC. Our goal is to have a new president named by May 2019. We will keep you informed along the way as we prepare a search process for new leadership.
Many thanks for your ongoing interest and support.
Chair, Maine Philanthropy Center Board