Dear Arts Together Community of Friends,
Since my retirement announcement in early January, I have focused on the transition by supporting the Board, Staff, and Search Committee. I am so proud of the work we’ve done together over the last nine years — students, teachers, parents, staff, board, council of advisors, alums, donors, community partners, supporters, funders, volunteers, friends. I’m especially proud of the positive impact Arts Together makes every day. This is such a magical community!
This year, our Board has been busy, delving deeper into a Strategic Planning process and more recently, an Executive Search. We are fortunate to have worked with the experts at Armstrong McGuire. I am confident that with our strong team in place, we have found the right leader to catapult Arts Together to the next level. An official public announcement will be coming out next week, so stay tuned. Arts Together’s future is very bright!
At a lovely retirement reception, I shared about my gift to Arts Together: the Creative Caregivers Fund. This fund honors the teachers and staff — the people who directly affect students’ lives — by supporting their professional growth and development. Learn more about it here: artstogether.org/ccf
I have been so lucky to lead some great teams over the course of my career...but may have saved the best for last. This has been one of my favorite jobs — because of you. You make it matter. You have inspired me every single day. You have challenged me too. You have made me laugh. You have made me cry. And I can assure you that I have learned more from you than you ever learned from me.
I will miss you all. But it’s time for me to move on and make room for the next stage of Arts Together’s development. As I’ve often said: “Change is hard. Change is good.” And I’ll also add: “Arts Together is strong. You’ve got this!”
I’m looking forward to a new phase of life and adventures ahead. I’m excited to see how Arts Together will continue to grow and thrive — and it will — because of all of you.
My heart is full — THANK YOU.
With Love and Gratitude,