Today, I want to let you know that I am retiring from Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) after six years serving as Executive Director. I will remain as ED while LACF’s Board conducts a search and selects a successor.
I believe the Foundation is strong and well-positioned and offers a great opportunity for a new leader to take it to the next level. Thanks to you – our donors, our board, staff, and volunteers, LACF has expanded its impact while delivering innovative programs and initiatives to the communities we serve, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View.
Last year LACF, its Donor-Advised Funds, and programs gave over $1.1M in local grants and scholarships, an increase of 66% over the last three years. Since its inception, LACF has given over $10M in local grants. In the last six years, LACF has doubled fundraising and tripled the Foundation’s assets to $15.7M. Donor-Advised Fund assets have increased tenfold.
I’m also excited about the progress of LACF’s E3, LEAD, and BAT programs and our 12 incubated “startup” projects that are creatively addressing a spectrum of community needs while involving hundreds of volunteers. I’ve enjoyed connecting donors, fund owners, volunteers, nonprofits, and other organizations to creatively address local issues. Our collaborative efforts have been a powerful way for LACF to magnify its impact and effect greater positive change.
Finally, LACF recently completed a new five-year strategic framework that will position our organization to better serve and provide even greater impact throughout the community moving forward. We will be sharing more in the weeks and months ahead – stay tuned!
It has been a great privilege to serve in this role at LACF and I’m humbled by the local commitment to building a strong community. I’m grateful to LACF’s Board and also to LACF’s Founder, Roy Lave, for giving me the opportunity to be part of LACF’s story.
Through the transition, the Foundation remains committed to its mission, its grantmaking to local nonprofits, programs, and community convening activities. After the Board selects a successor and I help him/her transition onboard, I plan to spend more time with my family while continuing to stay involved in the community.
For inquiries about the Executive Director position, please contact LACF Board Co-Chair, Jean Limbach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.