Deborah Hoover to Depart Burton D. Morgan Foundation in June 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the impending departure of President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Hoover from Burton D. Morgan Foundation.  Deborah plans to leave at the end of June 2022 to launch her consulting firm, Feldspar Consulting Group, which will work at the intersection of entrepreneurship and philanthropy helping nonprofits, philanthropy, educators, and communities devise strategies and create strong networks to support the efforts of entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders.  The Burton D. Morgan Foundation Board of Trustees will be leading a national search for a new CEO and President.

Deborah has been at the helm of Morgan Foundation since 2007, serving as an outstanding leader in philanthropy and playing an integral role in advancing entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio.  Under her leadership, more than $70 million in grants have been awarded by Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

“Deb has done an exemplary job of guiding the Morgan Foundation and instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in children, teens and college students on their path to success,” says Richard N. Seaman, Chairman of the Board. “She has also played a significant role in shaping our adult entrepreneur programs and forging partnerships for all to access knowledge, mentors and financing. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are grateful to Deb for her long-term commitment, and we wish her success on her next venture.”

“As I take the next step in my career, I can’t help but reflect on the many accomplishments and memories I have been so fortunate to be part of during my time at Burton D. Morgan Foundation,” says Deborah D. Hoover. “The last 14 years have been extremely rewarding and I am grateful to have contributed to an organization so close to my heart and worked with such outstanding staff members and trustees.”

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