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Leadership Transition Underway at Tanenbaum

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters of Tanenbaum,

Joyce Dubensky, Tanenbaum’s CEO for the past 18 years, has decided it is time to transition the organization’s leadership and to step down from her executive responsibilities effective June 1st. We are grateful to Joyce for her years of service, the new heights to which she has taken Tanenbaum, and excited that she will remain with us as CEO Emerita, Senior Strategic Advisor.

We are also very excited to announce that Rev. Mark Fowler will assume Tanenbaum’s leadership on June 1st. As most of you know, Mark has been at Tanenbaum for over 12 years and works closely with Joyce, including over the past few years as her partner in leading Tanenbaum. The Board has long recognized Mark’s gifts including his strategic approach to our work, and we are delighted that he will continue Tanenbaum’s tradition of providing innovative, practical and long-term solutions to religious bigotry in the years to come as our new CEO.

In the months ahead, we will all have many opportunities to express our appreciation to Joyce—including honoring her at our Gala—and also to show our support of Mark as he assumes his new duties. In the meanwhile, we are thankful for the smooth and professional transition that Joyce and Mark are leading.

As we continue to combat religious bigotry, we look forward to working with you,



Justin Foa                      Dr. Georgette F. Bennett
Board Chair                    President and Founder

P.S. At the Gala, we’re honoring Joyce with Tanenbaum’s Visionary Award for all her contributions and are launching a Visionary Fund to build on her work. We hope you’ll join us on May 27th at the Gala, and consider a donation in Joyce’s honor.