Dear College Visions Community,
It is with considerable sadness, and an ocean of deep gratitude, that I acknowledge the upcoming departure of College Visions’ Executive Director and Founder, Simon Moore. For thirteen years Simon has guided this organization and has helped students from Providence and all over Rhode Island to gain access and then find success in college. The difference he and his team have made in the lives of these first-generation students, their families, and their entire communities cannot be measured. We are deeply grateful to Simon for his leadership, his passion for the mission, and his good old fashioned work ethic.
We are also grateful to Simon for leaving CV in such good shape. Our finances are strong. Our fundraising over the last few years has broken records, and the talented CV staff is well positioned to continue to build upon and further our mission. I am certain I speak for the entire CV Board when I say that we will miss Simon a great deal, but we are excited and ready to guide CV through the next step of its organizational development.
To that end, we have contracted with Willa Perlman and Ligature Partners to help us search for our next Executive Director. Willa and her team bring a wealth of experience in leading searches as well as a deep knowledge of the local non-profit landscape. The Board has formed a search committee and we are confident that we will be able to find an outstanding new leader to pick up where Simon leaves off and carry CV into a very bright future.
As Simon noted in his own letter, it is time. It is time for Simon to pursue exciting new endeavors and it is time for College Visions to reach out, expand on its institutional strength, and find new leadership and a renewed sense of mission.
If you have any questions about the search or about CV in general, please do not hesitate to contact me.
College Visions Board Chair
(To contact Tim, please reach out to Moira at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 490-3996 and she will provide information)