1.11 Special Message from Priscilla

Dear Friends,

It is with both sadness and excitement that I share with you my plans for transitioning out as Executive Director of GIFT. Sadness to be leaving the staff of an organization that I care deeply about, and excitement for its future.

I plan to transition out in June 2011. I know that’s still 6 months away, but the board and staff would like to give ourselves enough time to find a dynamic new ED for GIFT.

I’m moving back to Southern California to be with my partner, and I see this as a great opportunity to make room for new leadership. I do not know what I will be doing next (I’m open to ideas!), but I hope it continues to connect fundraising and resource mobilization with social justice movement-building – something that continues to be sorely needed if we are to create broad-based, sustainable social change.

Twelve years ago, I started at GIFT as an intern. I then served on its Board of Directors and came on staff in 2006. By the time I leave, I will have spent five years as Co-Director/Executive Director. I owe so much to my wonderful co-workers, a supportive Board of Directors, and my mentor Stephanie Roth. I owe my passion for and analysis of fundraising to GIFT and to all of you who are part of the organization. I am proof of its dedication to the leadership development of young people of color.

I’m not saying goodbye since I’m sticking around for a while and you’re likely to hear from me soon. And even after I leave, I expect to still be part of GIFT as a donor, trainer, and volunteer.

GIFT’s board is heading our search committee, working in partnership with the staff and our search consultant to find a dynamic new Executive Director. Please help us by forwarding the job announcement or applying.

In appreciation and solidarity,
Priscilla Hung

4 Comments to 1.11 Special Message from Priscilla

  1. anna couey's Gravatar anna couey
    January 11, 2011 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    priscilla, am excited for you taking this step & will miss you! you’ve played such an important role in my development as a fundraiser. thank you!!! & i’m very grateful for the ways you’ve been able to build GIFT to support all of us. xoxo!

    • January 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Anna! I’m so excited that you’ve stayed in fundraising for an awesome group like LSPC.

  2. Jennifer Pelton's Gravatar Jennifer Pelton
    January 12, 2011 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    We have so appreciated you and your efforts, Priscilla. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us and for GIFT. Good luck with the next steps in your journey. Jennifer

    • January 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Jennifer! It’s been great getting to know you in this work. Hope to stay in touch.

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