Community Foundation CEO decides to step down

After almost a year as the chief executive officer of the Red Deer and District Community Foundation, Michelle Sluchinski has decided to step down.

After almost a year as the chief executive officer of the Red Deer and District Community Foundation, Michelle Sluchinski has decided to step down.

Hired in 2011 as the CEO of the foundation, the Community Foundation Board regretfully accepted her resignation effective Nov. 1.

The foundation attracts and manages gifts of cash, bequests, memorials, life insurance and other assets and then invests these funds and uses the earnings to make creative grants to area non-profit organizations, supporting all types of charitable activities.

The board said in a release that Sluchinski has provided outstanding leadership to the foundation in supporting donors, fund recipients and many projects. The board also said her strong organizational and administrative skills enabled the foundation to connect with donors on a regular basis, ensuring their ongoing confidence in the management of funds entrusted to the foundation.

The board will meet in the next week to develop plans for the operation of the foundation during the transition period and in going forward.