As the second employee hired to the Park City Community Foundation, Ex. Director Katie Wright says she’s ready to do something new and will spend the next several months moving that transition forward.
Katie Wright has been with the Park City Community Foundation since its inception 13 years ago. She has served half of that time as Executive Director.
She says it’s a job she loves and is now looking forward to doing something else to make a difference in the issues she’s most passionate about – justice, equity, and climate change.
“So, I do think that in life there are chapters and I'm ready for the next one.” Wright said.
The organization she says has grown into a hub of philanthropy that serves the community – and it’s important to have a smooth transition to someone new.
“So, I’m really focused on that and then I’m going to have a little bit of a breather before I dive into whatever is next for me,” Wright said. “So, I haven't quite gotten to that point yet - I'm really focused on the transition right now.”
The Community Foundation is coming off its best ever Live PC Give PC, raising $3.4 million dollars for local nonprofits. It has also raised $1.2 million this year to support those impacted by COVID-19. She’s leaving the organization in good shape.
“The Community Foundation is really hard at work at tackling Park City's toughest challenges which takes the collective efforts of so many and because of the generosity and the time and expertise of all those people, the organization is just in a really great place,” Wright said. “And I think that's the time you want to welcome a new leader and I’m very confident that they're going to attract someone with a lot of expertise and talent so I think it's really exciting for the organization and for the community.”
The search process for her replacement is underway. The board of directors has appointed a search committee and has hired Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group, a national leader in nonprofit executive search and transition. Wright is planning to leave at the end of March 2021.