Our Executive Director to Retire; CWCF seeking new leader to propel our growing community impact
Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) is reaching out to the community to assist us in our next transition.
J Raymond Soucy, our first Executive Director, will be retiring at the end of this year. As a result, we are announcing our search to find the right person to build on the tremendous organizational and community impact that Raymond has so ably spearheaded.
As our first paid staff member, Raymond has been instrumental in building a long-term institution. Financially, with the support of a growing donor base, our funds have grown significantly, directly funding increased granting levels now and into the indefinite future. Since our first grants about a decade ago, we have issued more than 230 grants, totalling over $1 million.
Our overall community impact is increased by significant community-focused initiatives, including:
- Starting to use Social Impact Investing, including for the local Habitat for Humanity build, adding to our overall capacity to deliver impact.
- By engaging leaders across nonprofits, local government and businesses and delivering two Vital Signs reports to help focus efforts by us and others where it really matters.
- Early in the COVID pandemic, we similarly convened leaders to help us deliver both local and federal funds to help support those serving the vulnerable in our community.
- More recently, we’ve convened a forum with over 20 organizations to help respond to a growing crisis around food security in our community.
“We’ve come a long way in my almost eight years at CWCF,” says J Raymond Soucy, Executive Director, CWCF. “I’m driven by a passion to have a direct hand in positively impacting my community. We are starting to hit our stride as an organization, and I am excited for what the next phase will bring.”
“We are proud of Raymond’s tremendous contribution to CWCF and our whole community. With limited resources, he has nimbly grown our assets, reach and impact. We are now engaging with our community as we seek a leader to take us to the next level of long-term community innovation and development,” said CWCF Board Chair Randall Howard.
To lead us through our next phase of growing impact, we are seeking a passionate, community-minded and results-oriented Executive Director to build on our success to date. If you believe you are that person, we have more detailed information on our website Job Posting.