The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has accepted the resignation of Jim Ayres as CEO and President effective Friday, June 10, 2022.

The Board of Directors Chair, J. Christopher Collins and Vice Chair, Mike Angelini, are leading both the staff and the Board through a transition plan.

In the meantime, the Foundation's three experienced senior managers, Kelly Stimson, Vice President of Donor Services and Relations; Diane Allain, Vice President of Finance & Administration; and Jonathan Cohen, Vice President of Programs & Strategy, will continue to lead their respective areas and report directly to the Executive Committee of the Foundation.

“We continue to have a solid team of leaders in place and they, along with the entire Foundation staff, have done exemplary work over the past few years maintaining the Foundation as a responsive partner in the philanthropic needs of the community,” said Collins. “The Board will be patient and deliberate in planning for the transition to a new leader. We will provide additional updates to the community as soon as possible.”