Dubois County Community Foundation Chief Executive Officer Brad Ward is leaving the position to join a national organization. Ward will serve as director of community philanthropy for the Council on Foundations, which is a nonprofit leadership association for grantmaking organizations.
During his tenure, the foundation says its assets have grown from $15 million to $30 million. In a release, Ward says he is "proud of what has been accomplished for the community and know it will continue to thrive."
The Washington D.C.-based Council on Foundations supports more than 400 community foundations throughout the United States, including the Dubois County Community Foundation. In his new position, Ward will provide leadership on community philanthropy issues.
Dubois County Community Foundation Board President Pat Miller says the board will form a search committee to find Ward’s successor. Until then, Director of Programs Nona Baker will oversee day-to-day operations.