Director leaving Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin

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Gazette staff
Monday, September 18, 2017

JANESVILLE—Ann Heiden is leaving the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, effective Sept. 26, and a retiree with experience in local nonprofits, Gary Smith, will take her place as interim executive director, according to a news release.

Heiden said she has taken a job with a nonprofit organization in Madison, but she can’t say which organization because the organization hasn’t announced it yet.

Heiden took over as executive director in June 2014, replacing Sue Conley, who retired from the foundation after serving more than 13 years.

The foundation’s board has hired a consultant to recruit a new executive director and hopes to hire someone by the beginning of 2018, according to the release.

Smith, one of the foundation’s founders, was most recently interim executive director of Rotary Botanical Gardens. He retired as president of the local United Way in 2008.

The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin matches charitable donors with the needs of communities in nine southern Wisconsin counties: Rock, Walworth, Crawford, Iowa, Lafayette, Green, Grant, Sauk and Vernon.

Last updated: 4:18 pm Monday, September 18, 2017

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