Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough has announced that its Founding Executive Director, Andrea Dicks, will step down in 2014 to join the leadership team for the recently created Rideau Hall Foundation to life in Ottawa. The Rideau Hall Foundation is being incubated by Community Foundations of Canada.
“Andrea’s leadership has helped us set a dynamic course for our community foundation. We thank her for her incredible contribution and wish her the very best in the future,” said Board Chair, Janice Green.
Under Andrea’s leadership, the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough grew from a spark of an idea into the force for community that it is today. Over the past four years, Andrea, along with CFGP’s Board of Directors and volunteers, has worked to make our community more vital, welcoming and supportive through a wide variety of innovative activities including Philanthropy Month.
The Community Foundation’s grantmaking has also impacted Peterborough with more than $360,000 granted over the last four years to charities in our community through both donor directed funds and application processes such as the Organizational Leadership & Innovation program.
“I have been fortunate to be a part of the start of the Community Foundation in Peterborough; it has been a four-year adventure that will no doubt continue well beyond my official time at the Community Foundation. I am delighted with all that the board, staff, volunteers and I have established together, and I am confident that the Community Foundation will continue to grow as it strives to help build a stronger Peterborough," says Andrea Dicks.
Andrea will continue to lead the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough into the New Year until a replacement has been appointed. The search process for a new Executive Director will begin immediately.