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The Dubois County Community Foundation will be looking for a new leader as CEO, Brad Ward has announced his resignation after accepting a position as Director of Community Philanthropy with the Council on Foundations.

The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit leadership association of grant-making foundations and corporations.

In a news release Ward says the community should be proud of the team’s achievements, including the successful merger, the growth from $15 to $30 million in assets in the past few years, and the opportunities it affords the region.

Ward says he’s proud of what’s been accomplished for the community and says he knows it will continue to thrive.

The Dubois County Community Foundation is a member of the Council on Foundations and holds its national accreditation through the Council. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Council provides leadership and support to over 400 member Community Foundations.

Ward’s position will provide thought leadership and service on national issues of community philanthropy and direct support to the field of Community Foundations across the United States.

Foundation Board President Pat Miller says Ward has gained a national reputation in the community foundation field.

The board will appoint a search committee to find a new CEO and assess the organization’s needs to identify the characteristics, strengths and expertise needed in the next CEO.

Meanwhile Nona Baker, Director of Programs, will oversee day-to-day operations in the interim.

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