updated: 7/9/2012 4:27:58 PM
The Indianapolis Parks Foundation has named Tanya Husain president. Husain most recently served as Executive Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Indiana State Chapter. She succeeds Cindy Porteous, who announced her retirement earlier this year.
July 9, 2012
Indianapolis, Ind. -- The Indianapolis Parks Foundation today announced the selection of Tanya Husain as President of the nonprofit organization to replace Cindy Porteous, who announced her retirement earlier this year, effective July 9.
"The Parks Foundation board and staff is very excited to have Tanya join our team," said Kelly Pfledderer, Indianapolis Parks Foundation Board Chair. "Her executive experience and passion for parks area great fit for our organization."
Husain leaves the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Indiana State Chapter to join the Parks Foundation. With more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and fund development, Husain has achieved significant fundraising goals throughout her career; most recently as Executive Director of the JDRF Indiana State Chapter by exceeding overall fundraising goals set for 2011. Husain has also held the position of Executive Director of the American Cancer Society in Central Indiana and Associate Vice President of University Relations in the Advancement Office of Butler University. She began her fundraising career at WTTW, Chicago's Public Broadcasting Station. She is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
"I am honored to have been selected by the Parks Foundation board to lead this organization," says Husain. "For 20 years, the Indianapolis Parks Foundation has worked closely with Indy Parks to provide private funding for capital improvements, land acquisition and program support to develop and maintain a world-class park's system. I look forward to sharing my passion and skills as we move into the next 20 years."
Husain replaces Porteous, who joined the Indianapolis Parks Foundation in 2000 and over the past 11 years has positioned the Foundation as one of the most respected nonprofit organizations in the City. Under her leadership, the Foundation secured more than $30 million in private funds to support land acquisition, capital improvement projects and educational and nutritional programs within the Indy Parks system.
2012 STAFF UPDATES
Tanya Husain has joined as President, Lori Hazlett has been promoted to Fund Development & Grants Director,
Jenny Burrough has joined as Community Affairs Director and Veronica Rog has joined as Database & Grants Manager
Source: Indianapolis Parks Foundation