Thursday, October 31st, 2013
The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation is entering an exciting period of reorganization. The impetus for this change is in part because it is time to grant our founder’s request to engage in succession planning, to help move the organization toward a thriving future existence. Accordingly Sally Roesch Wagner will move into a role as Founding Director instead of Executive Director. She will still be our visionary, but we hope to be able to support her vision with a restructured set of staff roles to help give the organization a life that will exist long into the future.
This period of reorganization is also essential for strengthening the Foundation’s financial position. We will spend time planning how to make most use of our existing resources, and seek opportunities for increasing funding sources to ensure the organization’s future. Not-for-profit organizations need to think creatively about how to capitalize on limited resources, and we will be using this opportunity to do so.
During this transition time we will be operating with reduced staff, but it is our intention to fulfill current commitments for tours, programs, etc. As we explore our appropriate role in the local and regional landscape, we welcome input from all. The board remains committed to our mission of educating current and future generations about Gage’s work and its power to drive contemporary social change.
Board of Trustees
Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation