JACKSON, Wyo. — The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole announced today that Laurie Andrews will take the helm as Foundation president March 1.
The Community Foundation conducted a national search to fill the position in partnership with Koya Leadership Partners, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting mission-driven clients.
“We are thrilled to welcome [Andrews] to the Community Foundation,” said “Bill Hoglund, Community Foundation board chair. “Laurie brings with her a strong record of nonprofit leadership, deep community relations, and notable accomplishments. She is well-positioned to guide, develop, and articulate a vision for the next chapter of the Community Foundation and to positively impact the philanthropic future of Jackson Hole.”
Andrews will step down as President of the Jackson Hole Land Trust in February. The departure is “bittersweet,” Andrews said in a press release, but she knows “the organization is in good hands.”
Andrews diligently served the Land Trust for 15 years, spearheading projects that have protected nearly 8,000 acres in perpetuity.
“Laurie has been an exceptional president and leader for the Jackson Hole Land Trust,” said JHLT Board Chair Jason Snider in a press release. “Under Laurie’s leadership, the staff of the Jackson Hole Land Trust more than doubled, the organization completed two significant fundraising campaigns — Forever Our Valley and Save The Block — and we experienced record-breaking annual fundraising and asset growth benchmarks. While we are sad to see her go, we are excited about what her new role means for Jackson’s community and network of nonprofits.”
Andrews will replace retiring Community Foundation Retiring President Katharine Conover. Under Conover’s 15 years of leadership, the assets of the Community Foundation grew over 150% to more than $80 million and its endowment funds grew from $8 million to $42 million today. Conover said she is excited to leave the foundation in “such capable hands.”
“I am proud that the Foundation has achieved the stature to attract such a caliber of a leader as Laurie Andrews,” she said.
“The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has transformed philanthropy in our community, activating and strengthening our nonprofit organizations in the Valley,” Andrews said. “I am excited by the opportunity to leverage the knowledge I’ve gained in my previous role as President of the Jackson Hole Land Trust to create maximum impact for this community. I have seen firsthand the incredible results that occur at the nexus of performing vital work on the ground and engaging passionate donors. A dynamic philanthropic community can nurture and advance strong, inclusive programs and services, assuring that our future is strong and supportive. I believe that together we can create a community where everyone can thrive.”