Executive Director Announcement
October 6, 2023 - General News, Newsroom - Posted by Women's Foundation Team
A Letter from Tracy DeVries
After nearly seven years as Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, I am announcing my departure from the organization. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve in this role and I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and staff team during this transition. This is a difficult decision to make, but due to out of state family obligations this is the right time for me to make this change. I am proud that during my time here we have launched new programs like the Mississippi Women’s Policy Institute, invested a new high of nearly one million dollars in grants last year, provided relief through rapid response grants during the pandemic, and created a six-month operating reserve.
I will stay on through a targeted departure date of December 31, 2023, pending the successful hiring and onboarding of the organization’s next leader. Board member Felicia Brown-Williams has agreed to chair the search committee comprised of current and past board members. I am committed to the success of the organization and have therefore also offered to stay on in a consulting capacity as needed and requested by the next leader and will stay on board until they are in place.
I will miss working with this team, with our grantees and community partners, our funders, and the many friends of the organization. But I look forward to working with our Board over this period of time to ensure a smooth transition so that together we can all continue to help women and girls in Mississippi thrive.
Thank you for your support of the organization.
Tracy DeVries, Executive Director
Women’s Foundation of Mississippi