Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Council on Foundations CEO Set to Step Down

Steve Gunderson, President/CEO of The Council on Foundations, has announced his intentions to resign his position on September 1st.

In a statement posted on CoF's website, Gunderson said that it was "the right time for a transition" in leadership.  He went on to say that he reached his decision after a lengthy discussion with Board Leadership.  No successor has been named at this time, but Gunderson is confident the Board will appoint a new CEO who will continue the organization's success and "propel the council to new levels of greatness."

Gunderson leaves behind a very impressive list of accomplishments at The Council on Foundations.  Among other things, he was responsible for helping the organization move from its DC offices to its current home in Arlington, VA.  He also added 100 members to their roster in the past two years, while maintaining strong retention rates at the same time.  Avid readers of The NonProfit Times will also know that he was named to our "Power and Influence Top 50" lists in each of the past five years. 

Gunderson's leadership will surely be missed at CoF, but executive transitions happen all the time as our readers know well.  Please feel free to post your reactions to this news in the comments section below, and remember to read the full story at The NonProfit Times.

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