John Moeller to step down as Executive Director of DVLF
by: John Moeller Jr, Press Release
Jun 5, 2012
John Moeller former Executive Director of DVLF
Philadelphia, PA - After a very successful HEROES event, which netted twice the proceeds as compared to last year's event, the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) Board of Directors announced the resignation of John Moeller Jr. from his position as Executive Director. Moeller, who has been with the organization since January 2011, has accepted the position of Vice President of External Affairs at Planned Parenthood Northeast and Mid-Penn.
"While the Board is sad to lose John, we would not be in the position we are today without his leadership and wish him all the best in this new endeavor," stated Mark Mitchell, DVLF Board President. "John's departure will in no way hamper current DVLF efforts. We already have an Interim Executive Director in place to help us keep our momentum. Our board is fully engaged as well and ready to step-in whenever needed." The Board has named Mark Dann as Interim Executive Director and will be working part-time. Dann has several years of fundraising experience, specifically around political campaigns. He will focus on building DVLF's current development initiatives, while Sandra Thompson, Director of Operations, will continue to work on DVLF's programmatic efforts.
In the upcoming months, the board will be working closely with Dann and Thompson to determine the next steps the organization will be taking to fill the Executive Director position.
About the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund
The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) is a nonprofit organization that strives to increase philanthropy and grantmaking to support the community needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) and straight-allied communities. DVLF advances philanthropy for the LGBTI community through endowment building, fundraising, community outreach and education. Its current endowment now stands at over $1,000,000. DVLF was founded in 1993 through a partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation. Established in 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation is the third oldest and one of the largest community foundations in the country, with assets exceeding $350 million. It seeks to develop, manage and allocate community resources in partnership with donors and grantees, to build on community assets, and to promote empowerment, leadership and civic participation among underserved groups. The Philadelphia Foundation practices and encourages diversity, equality and inclusiveness as fundamental values of community life. For more information, visit www.dvlf.org.