TREE Fund President/CEO M. Janet Bornancin has announced her retirement from the foundation, effective July 1, 2015. The TREE Fund Board of Trustees expressed their gratitude for Janet’s 10 years of outstanding service to the organization. Under her leadership, the TREE Fund has reached $3 million in endowment gifts and pledges, expanded its portfolio of grant and scholarship programs from three to eleven, and developed its organizational capacity and infrastructure to support the foundation’s growth. Today, the TREE Fund is recognized in the arboriculture and urban forestry world as a critical source of funding for the applied research, scholarships and education programs needed to advance urban tree care.
The TREE Fund’s Executive Committee has formed a CEO search task force and will retain an executive recruiting firm to advise them on potential candidates. “We are committed to continuity and stability for the TREE Fund,” says Board Chairman Randall Miller. “We are conducting a thorough search to identify the right candidate to serve as our next President and CEO and will complete the search with alacrity. The Board thanks Janet for her considerable contributions and leadership in building the TREE Fund to what it is today. We appreciate her efforts in helping make this a smooth transition, and we wish her well in her retirement.”