News & Event
The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has commenced a search for their next President and CEO. The Foundation seeks a President and CEO to set an inspiring and sustainable course for the Foundation’s future as it grows in stature, reach, and impact in one of New England’s most vibrant and evolving cities.
The new President and CEO must be a strategic thinker, creative risk-taker, persuasive communicator, seasoned and decisive manager, capable fundraiser, and excellent relationship builder. Candidates may come from a philanthropic, nonprofit, public sector, higher education, or business background; preferably with experience spanning sectors. Experience and active networks in the Greater Worcester area are not required. An understanding of how nonprofits operate is important, and experience working with and/or answering to an engaged governing board is preferred.
The Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national search firm, to assist in the recruitment of its next President and CEO. Please direct all nominations, inquiries and application materials in confidence to the search firm at https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S6-913.
Full position profile can be viewed here.
Ann T. Lisi, President & CEO of Greater Worcester Community Foundation, will be retiring on June 30, 2019, after 30 years with the foundation. A search committee has been formed to identify the next CEO.
The transition was announced to the membership in October by Gerald M. Gates, Chair of the Board, who wrote, “Ann has expanded the Foundation’s leadership role on behalf of nonprofits, enhanced donor engagement, and pioneered initiatives that will have a lasting impact on our community. Thanks to Ann's guidance, the Foundation is in a strong position on all major fronts - we're ready to face the transition ahead.”
Lisi originally joined the organization in 1989 as program officer and was appointed executive director in 1992. Under her leadership, the Foundation has grown from $24 million to over $155 million with more than 550 named funds that award $7-8 million annually to nonprofits. Signature efforts under her leadership have been programs in nonprofit management; diversity and leadership development; arts and creativity; environmental stewardship; children, youth, and families; and civic engagement.
“I love this work,” Lisi said. “It has been my greatest honor to serve the community through the unique vantage point of GWCF. The people who are engaged in community building - nonprofit leaders, community activists, donors from all walks of life, and colleagues across the country - bring an astonishing array of talent. Their commitment and creative spirit are what holds our communities together, no matter what stresses we encounter.”
The search is being handled by Rebecca Swartz of Isaacson Miller. Candidate outreach is expected to commence in February. For more information, visit www.greaterworcester.org.
January 9, 2019
Greater Worcester Community Foundation is seeking a Donor Services Associate to join their team. Under the guidance of the Vice President of Donor Services and the Donor Services Officer, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for providing administrative support for donor relations, marketing, and the scholarship program. This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Interested candidates please click here to submit a cover letter and resume.
Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30PM when Al from 90.5 WICN speaks with Ann Lisi, President and CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation about our recent milestone!
During the Foundation’s 41ST annual meeting held at Mechanics Hall, the grant-making organization released its 2015 financial result and presented its 12th annual Renaissance Award, which recognizes the organization’s nonprofit leader of the year.
370 Main St. Suite 650, Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 755-0980 Email us Enews Signup
Give Now Donor Central
Privacy Site Map