Dear Peninsula Bridge Community,
I am writing to inform you that Grainger Marburg has decided to step down as the Executive Director at the end of the 2011 summer program to pursue new challenges in his career.
The Board of Directors wishes Grainger the very best in his new endeavors. We are grateful for all that he has accomplished in his six years with Peninsula Bridge. Grainger has been a wonderful steward of the program; he has enhanced its strengths and expanded its reach. During his tenure at Peninsula Bridge Grainger successfully added new programs at St. Joseph's School in Atherton and St. Matthews School in San Mateo. He brought Castilleja School back into our program as a host site for the summer program, and successfully negotiated the addition of a new school in 2012. The program now serves 60% more students than it did in 2005 when Grainger joined Peninsula Bridge. Grainger has brought stability to the organization's finances through diligent relationship building with our generous funders. He has made adjustments to our program to provide consistency across our schools and enhance our ability to document the impact Peninsula Bridge has on our students. Through his commitment to educational equity, intelligence and warmth, Grainger has been a compelling advocate for everything Peninsula Bridge represents.
Grainger has generously committed to staying with us through the 2011 summer session, allowing the board time to perform a thorough and thoughtful search for his successor. While we are saddened by Grainger's departure, we view this as an opportunity to find a new leader who will continue and expand on the tremendous progress Grainger has achieved. The Board of Directors is committed to maintaining the high standard of excellence for Peninsula Bridge that Grainger has developed. We are confident that, with the strengths of the program and the generosity and commitment of the program's supporters, we will find an outstanding Executive Director to lead Peninsula Bridge into the next phase of its development.
If you have any thoughts you would like to discuss please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peninsula Bridge Board Chairman