It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Anne Miskey’s departure as Executive Director of Funders Together to End Homelessness.
From Bill Pitkin, Board Chair, Funders Together to End Homelessness
It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Anne Miskey’s departure as Executive Director of Funders Together to End Homelessness, effective December 15, 2015. Since 2010, Anne has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization, and while we will miss her and her inspiring leadership, we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavor as the CEO of the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles. We want to thank her for the 5 years of dedicated service which involved many significant accomplishments, including:
- Growing membership to over 175 members in 36 states and Canada
- Helping support the creation of 5 Funders Networks in Canada, Florida, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Diego
- Increasing Funders Together staff from one to six
- Launching the Foundations for Youth Success community of practice to focus on preventing and ending youth homelessness
- Launching the Annual Funders Institute to bring funders together from across the U.S. and Canada to highlight philanthropy’s role in ending homelessness
- Partnering with government agencies and the current Administration around veteran and youth homelessness initiatives
Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find the new Funders Together Executive Director. During this transition period, it is our priority to find the best individual to lead, while still maintaining a stable and effective organization. We will share the job announcement soon and ask for your help in identifying candidates who can help Funders Together continue along this successful trajectory.
Again, we cannot thank Anne enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation she has given Funders Together over the past 5 years. She will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, members and partners alike. We look forward to following the success of her career and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of Funders Together as we continue to support our community of funders in your important work to end homelessness. If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at [email protected].
Bill Pitkin, Chair, Board of Directors, Funders Together to End Homelessness
From Anne Miskey, Executive Director, Funders Together to End Homelessness
After half a decade with Funders Together, I recently submitted my resignation to the board in order to pursue new challenges. While I have a mix of emotions as I move into this next chapter of my career, as the CEO of the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, I will be able to continue in the work that has become so important to me: helping those who have or are currently experiencing homelessness. The decision for my transition did not come easily as I am extremely proud of all that Funders Together staff, board and members have accomplished during the past five years and hold dear to my heart the relationships I’ve built during my time as Executive Director.
I want to give my deepest gratitude to all who have been so supportive of the organization and of me personally over the years: staff, board members, and, of course, our partners and Funders Together members. Without you, the organization would not be as strong and vibrant as it is. I am so honored to have been the leader of this incredible organization and will watch with much excitement and anticipation as it makes strides in supporting and creating solutions to end and prevent homelessness.
All my best,
Anne Miskey, Executive Director, Funders Together to End Homelessness