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Hudson Community Foundation seeks its first president

Published: September 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Hudson Community Foundation (HCF) is seeking a president for the foundation. The person who earns the position will be the foundation's first president in its 15-year history.

"We have grown so much in the past 15 years that the board felt it was time to hire a full-time person to lead the foundation," said Drew Forhan, who has served the past two years in the position on a volunteer basis. "Having this position will help us better serve the residents of Hudson and will enable us to accelerate the growth of the various charitable funds we offer at the foundation," he said.

This position will provide the overall vision and leadership to the board, staff and constituencies of the foundation including the grantee agencies, donors and community leaders. The position includes the responsibility for development, working with individual donors and professional advisors to secure planned gifts and bequests. "Ideally, the president will continue to make the foundation a visible catalyst and advocate for enriching Hudson forever," Forhan said.

According to Forhan, Hudson is one of very few cities its size across the country to have an established community foundation.

"We are fortunate that Phil Tobin and Bill Wooldridge, both longtime residents, felt it was important that Hudson have its own community foundation and established HCF back in 2000. The foundation has grown to over $15 million in assets, and grants of more than $2.5 million have been made to worthy causes in Hudson," he said.

Hudson Community Foundation serves a variety of community needs from providing seed money to get programs, such as Taste of Hudson, The Farmer's Market and Hudson Community First, off the ground, to providing ongoing grants to keep programs growing.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please email Drew Forhan at info@mycf.org.

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