Hoboken Public Education Foundation has announced that co-founders Jackie Dowd and Erica Gavin will lead the organization as co-presidents, effective immediately.
“In light of the recent passing of our Co-founder and President, Shirael Pollack, we have taken some time to reflect on the future of Hoboken Public Education Foundation,” said Jackie Dowd, co-president, Hoboken PEF. “We have a growing number of dedicated and passionate group of board members and volunteers whose mission is to take this highly successful grassroots foundation and bring it to even greater heights. We will aim higher because that was Shirael’s wish and one which we continue to carry with us today.”
Dowd and Gavin were responsible for co-founding HPEF with Pollack, and previously held roles of Secretary and Vice President, respectively. Jackie will assume responsibility for Operations and Fundraising while Erica will be responsible for leading our Events and Communications.
The co-president structure will allow the organization to mobilize its rapidly expanding team while leveraging the partnership approach that Jackie and Erica have formed together.
Hannah Gordon and Kate DeCock will assume the roles of Vice President and Secretary, respectively, reflecting their significant time and contributions to the Board. In addition, Danielle Moss will continue in her role as Treasurer, and board members Leslie Norwood and Amy Warshawsky will round out HPEF’s current board. In addition to the board, the Hoboken PEF has over a dozen volunteers who help with every single aspect of the organization from communications to fundraising.
To learn more about the mission of the Hoboken Public Education Foundation, and how you can help, visit hobokenpef.org.