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  • On May 13, 2021


TELLURIDE, Colo. (May 13, 2021) —The Telluride Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the search to hire the Telluride Foundation’s next CEO is officially under way.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors CEO Search Committee (Dan Tishman, Anne Andrew, Ximena Rebolledo León, Mark Dalton, and Jesse Johnson), in partnership with search firm Koya Partners, recently completed an extensive due diligence process that allowed for broad and inclusive input from community members, donors, nonprofits and other important stakeholders. “This first phase of our search was critically important,” said Anne Andrew, Search Committee Chair. “The opportunity to speak with a wide range of community members about the role they see the Telluride Foundation playing in our community for the next 20 years was invaluable.”  This community input process helped to inform a Candidate Profile, which fully describes the position and ideal candidate.

Now that the Candidate Profile is complete, Koya Partners will begin efforts to promote the position, and to recruit and consider qualified candidates. Throughout the process, Koya will work closely with the Board’s Search Committee as they move forward in interviewing and selecting the next CEO. According to Kara Teising, Managing Partner at Koya Partners, “The next phase of this executive search is to convey the news that this unique opportunity to lead the Telluride Foundation into the future is open, and we are seeking qualified candidates”

Anyone interested in learning more about the position should review the Candidate Profile posted at https://koyapartners.com/search/telluride-foundation-ceo/ and on the Telluride Foundation’s website at https://telluridefoundation.org/jobs/.  In addition, the Telluride Foundation’s 20th Anniversary annual report provides more information about the Foundation and is available at https://telluridefoundation.org/20th-anniversary/. Questions or candidate nominations may also be emailed to telluridefoundationceo@koyapartners.com.

About Koya Partners. Koya Partners is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Koya Partners, a women-led business, has over 15 years of experience recruiting outstanding leaders in the nonprofit sector and has a long track record of building diversity and equity internally and through their placements.

The Telluride Foundation exists to create a stronger Telluride and regional community through the promotion and support of philanthropy. 2021 marks 20 years of making more possible through the Telluride Foundation’s commitment to enriching the quality of life of the residents, visitors, and workforce of the Telluride region. The Telluride Foundation is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that makes grants to nonprofits, owns and operates programs that meet emerging and unmet community needs, and makes investments. The Foundation approaches this work through the lens of its core values of inclusion, self-reliance, and innovation. Its work is funded through the generous support of individual donors as well as grants from state and national foundations. The Foundation hopes the community will join it in celebrating its 20th anniversary as it honors the nonprofits, donors, and community members who have all partnered together to achieve a significant positive impact on the region. For more information click on www.telluridefoundation.org.