Treye Johnson to Leave Foundation

In addition to his snazzy shirts and ties, Foundation staff will miss Treye Johnson for his positive attitude, great conversation, and his unfailing kindness.  Treye’s last day of work will be July 20, as he will be moving on to a new position with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Treye joined Burton D. Morgan Foundation as a Program Officer in August 2015 after completing a fellowship with The George Gund Foundation.  In addition to being a pleasure to work with, Treye has been a strong asset to the program team, analyzing grant proposals and collaborating with members throughout the community to advance Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.   Treye has also been instrumental in building awareness of and promoting racial equity in our region.  Last October, Philanthropy Ohio awarded Treye the Michael G. Shinn Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy.

Treye commented, “The last three years have really expanded my understanding of and appreciation for entrepreneurship. It’s not just about developing the next big tech-based application. It is about risk, perseverance, and solving real world problems. It is about a mindset that utilizes innovation and creativity. I am truly grateful for my experience with Morgan Foundation and will use the lessons I learned here in all my future endeavors.”   

Deborah Hoover, President and CEO of Morgan Foundation, stated, “Treye has served as a valued member of our Foundation team and a great colleague, always cheerfully taking on the most challenging of projects.  Since the time I worked with Treye on initiatives for the Fund for Our Economic Future, I have been impressed with his ability to translate community needs into targeted programs that advance the cause of entrepreneurship in our region.  While we won’t be working with Treye on a daily basis going forward, we will still consider him an important partner to the Foundation in his new role promoting community engagement.  We all thank Treye for serving as a vocal champion of the entrepreneurial spirit these last three years!”

We anticipate that our paths will cross with Treye’s again as he assumes his new position at the Federal Reserve Bank at the end of July.  Please join us in thanking Treye for his contributions to the philanthropic community and wishing him continuing happiness and success in his new endeavors!