Executive Director Announcement

October 6, 2023 - General News, Newsroom - Posted by

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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.

Interested applicants should review the job description and submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to hr@womensfoundationms.org. We hope to begin interviews in early November.

Thank you for your support of the organization.

Tracy DeVries, Executive Director

Women’s Foundation of Mississippi

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