Gunderson to leave COF at start of September

Steve Gunderson is to step down as president and CEO of the Council on Foundations with effect from 1 September, it was announced on Sunday. In an open letter posted on the Council’s website, Gunderson said that he stepped down confident that he was leaving ‘an outstanding organization’ to his successor. In announcing the news, the Council was keen to affirm its commitment to the expanded horizon of its work ushered in under Gunderson’s tenure. Carol Larson, chair of the Council’s board of directors, expressed its gratitude to Steve ‘especially steering our association through perilous economic times and for bringing global vision to council initiatives,’ while COO Kisha Green Dimbo remarked that the ‘Council is committed to continuing our work with the Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative, which remains a high priority for the board and staff.’ The board will appoint an interim president and CEO by September.

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