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Rose Ann Cleveland announces future plans


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I wanted to let you know that I will be retiring from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation at the end of October, 2017. Working at the Foundation has been such an honor and a blessing—I am astonished when I do the math and realize that I will have been here for over twelve years.

It is hard to leave a job that I love and all my colleagues here in the office and in the wider social sector community. Yet, while I still have energy and some wits about me, I hope to be able to spend more time pursuing my own writing and other projects.

I know that, with Calvin Cafritz at the helm, the strong Board, and our excellent team of staff members, the Foundation will steadily continue its support of the region’s nonprofits, which do so much to help improve the lives of DC-area residents. In consultation with the Board, Mr. Cafritz will, of course, be determining the plans for filling the Executive Director position.

It’s been a joy to be part of this work. While starting another chapter of my life means saying good-bye to a certain daily engagement, I do hope to stay in touch and involved.

What a privilege it is to be part of this community. I’m grateful for each of you.

Warm wishes,

Rose Ann

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