Pictured above: Community Foundation Board Chair, Isabelle Lew, and Executive Director Emily Bramhall, presenting the Creative Living Award to Captain Bob Douglas.
The Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation has benefited in innumerable ways by the stewardship of our executive director, Emily Bramhall. Over the course of six-plus years, she has steered the organization’s maturation from a small grant and scholarship trust into a vital community foundation.
With the Foundation on strong footing, having played a leadership role in providing emergency funds to meet the human toll of the pandemic, Emily will retire by the end of the year. She leaves the organization stronger in all respects – organizationally, financially and as a presence for good on the Island.
Now, we must find a new leader, someone who is creative and driven and an active listener who will work collaboratively with our Island’s non-profits and stakeholders. Today’s Foundation is a $16-million organization that works closely with those on the front lines caring for Islanders, their families and this special land and waters.
A search committee has been established and interested individuals are encouraged to send confidential letters of interest and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that you please spread the word. A job description can be found here.
There will be a time and place to properly celebrate Emily who has been part of this organization since 2008 when she joined the board. For now, we tip our hat and get to the work of securing a new leader for the Foundation.