At the end of 2011, I will be stepping down from the Presidency of NCF. After eleven rewarding years at NCF, and 31 years of incredible opportunities serving with four Foundations, I will be retiring. I hope to make it an active retirement, where I can continue to serve the causes of social and economic justice.
NCF has already risen to implement this transition, selecting a dynamic, new leader, Simon Greer, as the new President and CEO, who will be starting at the beginning of 2012. He will be taking over the helm of a wonderful institution that is a model of strong governance and administration, innovation, risk taking and program impact. NCF is blessed with a dedicated and engaged family, supportive and wise independent trustees, and an incredible staff. They will all aid in the transition and support the new President in bringing NCF to the next level, meeting the new challenges it will face.
I want to sincerely thank the Board, Associates and Family of NCF for all their support and guidance. I want to especially thank the staff, who over the years, has been tremendously dedicated and smart in fulfilling NCF's mission and programmatic ambitions. I will be ever grateful for the privilege of working with all my colleagues over the years. You have given me not only wise advice, but also the greatest gift of all – a purposeful and meaningful life. Thank you.
Lance E. Lindblom
President & CEO, Trustee
The Nathan Cummings Foundation