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CT Philanthropy President to Step Down

HARTFORD — Nancy Roberts, president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy since 1991, has announced that she will step down by the end of March.

The national search for Robert’s successor, will be conducted by a search committee of the Board, led by former Council Board Chair Patricia Baker, president and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation. The new president of the Council will be introduced at the Connecticut Philanthropy Summit on May 9, 2013.

During her tenure, Roberts has led the Council to a leadership role in the State and within the Regional Association of Grantmakers movement nationwide.  Her skill in connecting funders across the state and in facilitating partnerships and collaboration has been a key component in the growth of the organization.

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy was founded in 1969 to provide a setting where funders could come together to address common problems and interests.   “Under Nancy’s leadership, the Council’s membership has more than doubled to include 109 private family and independent foundations, community foundations, donor advised funds, and corporate giving programs and foundations, representing the vast majority of institutional giving in our area,” supporters said.

In addition to her role as President of the Council, Roberts serves on the Governor’s Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services and the Hartford Seminary board.  She served on the Task Force for the Early Learning Race to the Top Proposal, is a past Chair of the Board of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, served as chair of the Forum’s Accountability Initiative, and served on the international Coordinating Committee for the World Wide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS).

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