Katie Wright, Park City Community Foundation Executive Director, to Step Down in Spring 2021

Park City, Utah (November 18, 2020) – Park City Community Foundation announced today that Katie Wright will be leaving the Community Foundation in the Spring of 2021 after 13 years of leadership and service. Katie plans to remain at the Community Foundation to support a smooth transition to her successor for whom a search will begin in December.

Under Katie’s leadership, the Community Foundation has been committed to its important role of solving Park City’s toughest challenges by bringing together generous donors, nonprofit experts, and community leaders to benefit all the people of greater Park City. Recently, the Community Foundation granted $1.2 million to support those disproportionately impacted by Covid-19, engaging more than 400 donors through gifts of $5 to $1 million. It also hosted and organized the 10th annual giving day, Live PC Give PC, which raised a record-breaking $3.4 million for local nonprofits on November 6, 2020. Additionally, through its programs like the Early Childhood Alliance and Park City Climate Fund, the Community Foundation is bringing innovative ideas and financial resources to bear on challenges central to our culture and community.

Katie joined the Community Foundation team in February 2008 as the Programs Manager and became the Executive Director in 2014. “Katie has been an inspirational and transformative leader for our foundation and in our community,” said Kristi Cumming, Park City Community Foundation Board Chair. “She has led the Community Foundation’s growth, and I will personally miss working with Katie, who embodies what it means to be a Parkite. Her successor will inherit an innovative, inclusive organization with a phenomenal staff.”

After 13 years of service to the Park City community, Katie is looking forward to exploring new opportunities to make a difference in the issues she is most passionate about – justice, equity, and climate change. “I’ve loved every day at Park City Community Foundation, and plan on taking a sabbatical with my family before embarking on my next chapter. I’m deeply grateful to our volunteers, partners, donors, staff, and board for their hard work, support, and passion over the years which has had a huge impact on Park City,” shared Katie.

Park City Community Foundation has appointed a Search Committee of its Board of Directors to lead the process of finding a new Executive Director. The Board has engaged Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group, a national leader in nonprofit executive search and transition. The Community Foundation anticipates the search will launch in December and is confident that a new leader will be identified to carry on the great work accomplished by the staff and the organization.

About Park City Community Foundation: Park City Community Foundation plays a vital role in solving the most challenging problems in Park City. We care for and invest in our people, place, and culture by bringing together local nonprofits, donors, and community leaders to contribute financial resources and innovative ideas to benefit all the people of Park City—now and in the future. As the home of Live PC Give PC, Women’s Giving Fund, Solomon Fund, and other important initiatives, the Community Foundation has brought millions of dollars to the greater Park City community and Summit County. Learn more about donating, volunteering, fundraising, and getting involved at parkcitycf.org.

Media Contact: Christine Coleman, Park City Community Foundation, christine@parkcitycf.org, 415-209-8506.

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Lynne and Ed Rutan

Dear Katie – Say it ain’t so! You have been an amazing force in this community, an outstanding (can we say irreplaceable?) example of creative, thoughtful leadership. We know personally that mental health services in this community would not be as advanced as they are without your guidance and support and there are so many other social issues that have been impacted positively by your strong commitment. You have been key in shaping a kinder, more compassionate and inclusive Park City! We know that in whatever direction your interests and passions take you the world will be a better place. It has been an honor to work with and learn about community advocacy from you. Thank you for all that you have done!
Best wishes,
Lynne and Ed Rutan

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