The Equity team is changing. We have new leadership on our volunteer board and we are implementing a new organizational structure to boost our fundraising capacity and deepen our community relationships.
Equity Foundation is welcoming several new board members and a new board chair. After more than two years of service, Carl Creasey has decided to step down as Board Chair. Larry Williams, who previously served as Vice Chair, has taken over leadership of our board. Thank you Carl for your time and service! Thanks to Larry for continuing to lead!
We are pleased to announce that we are also expanding our board. We will be joined by Levi Crisp, Family Care Inc.; Stephen Cassell, Cassell Communications; Caryn Brooks, Portland Fire Department, and Patrick Earnest, St James Child Development Center. We’ll be updating our website with information detailing their backgrounds shortly so stay tuned!
We are implementing a new organizational structure to boost our fundraising capacity and deepen our community relationships. Our first step has been to redefine the positions within our team. As a community funded foundation, we strive to maintain minimal administrative costs. We want the majority of the money we raise to be given back to our community.
To remain financially responsible, we had to make the tremendously difficult decision to eliminate the Programs Director position so we can channel our resources into hiring a Development Manager. This new position will focus on developing and implementing a robust new vision for expanding how we fund equality and deepen our existing relationships while nurturing new partnerships. Please follow the link to see the job description.
We are sad to announce that Joey Kerns, our Programs Director, will be moving on from Equity Foundation at the end of June. He has been a committed and valuable member of the Equity team for more than six years. Equity is indebted to his years of dedicated service. We know he has a bright future ahead of him and are excited to keep up with his career and activism. Thank you Joey!