Vancouver schools foundation director resigns

Nada Wheelock, the manager director of the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, is stepping down in April after main the nonprofit for seven years.

The foundation introduced that Jenny Thompson, the present government director of the Police Activities League of Southwest Washington, has been appointed because the foundation’s new chief and can start duties in mid-April following Wheelock’s departure.

Since being appointed to the lead position in 2015, Wheelock noticed the foundation’s long-term asset base skyrocket: from $3 million to $15 million as of 2022.

Just two weeks in the past, on Feb. 28, the foundation introduced it had acquired a $5 million reward from the property of Pamela Edstrom and Joseph Lamberton — the biggest single donation it has acquired since being established in 1988.

Amy Davis, the president of the foundation’s board of administrators, mentioned Wheelock was crucial to the nonprofit’s mission and development.

“Nada is keen about our mission, fashioned real relationships and elevated the Foundation’s capability to adroitly tackle the neighborhood’s wants,” Davis mentioned in a press launch Thursday. “She is leaving the group in glorious form.”

When Thompson steps into the position, she’ll be serving because the foundation’s head fundraiser, along with directing workers, organizing the price range and overseeing normal operations. She’ll additionally function the liaison between the foundation and Vancouver Public Schools’ board of administrators.

Thompson has an MBA in nonprofit administration from the University of Portland and has greater than 15 years of expertise within the nonprofit sector, in keeping with the foundation.

“I’m enthusiastic about this chance, persevering with to provide again to the neighborhood, persevering with the unbelievable work of the Foundation for VPS,” Thompson mentioned.

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