06/19/2021 in Announcements

Firm announced for president search

The George Gund Foundation will be partnering with Isaacson, Miller, a leading national executive search firm serving mission-driven organizations, to assist the Board of Trustees in its search for the Foundation’s next president. The successful candidate will succeed longtime president David Abbott, who will retire at the end of 2021 after 19 years of innovative leadership.

Over the coming weeks, the Isaacson, Miller team will consult with key stakeholders to develop a position profile for the role which will outline the desired qualifications, characteristics, and experience of the Foundation’s next leader and describe the challenges and opportunities ahead for the Foundation.  This position profile should be finalized by mid to late July and will be posted on this site.

The firm will then help to identify, recruit, and screen potential candidates.  Isaacson, Miller’s search process is built on a fundamental commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; from the firm’s founding in 1982, diversifying the leadership of the civic sector has been a core and defining value.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in strict confidence to the search firm at http://www.imsearch.com/Gund.  Foundation trustees and staff will not be meeting with potential candidates outside of the formal search process. Applications received by the end of August will be assured full consideration, and the Foundation expects to make an appointment in November.