Cville Area Community Foundation President to Retire
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Press Release
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – John R. Redick, president of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, announced today that he will retire later this year after serving the Foundation for 28 years in various capacities.
"I feel confident that this is the right time as the Foundation has never been in a stronger position. My wife, Jan, is also retiring and we are looking forward to our next adventure. I plan to stay connected to CACF and continue to serve this community through the Foundation," Redick said.
"John has been an energetic, visionary leader of CACF since he first joined its governing board in 1986," said board chairman Lawrence J. Martin. "Since then, the foundation's assets have grown from $2 million to $110 million, and its cumulative charitable grants recently topped $50 million. This is in large part due to his extraordinary commitment to our community, his understanding of local needs, and his ability to form strong, collaborative relationships to address those needs."
After 12 years as a CACF board member, including four as its chair, Redick became the foundation's executive director in 1997 and its first president in 2002. He had previously been research director at the Stanley Foundation, program director at the W. Alton Jones Foundation and a member of the University of Virginia's continuing education and politics department faculty.
Martin said the Foundation has begun the search for Redick's successor. To assure a smooth transition, Redick will remain in his current role until the next president takes office.