The executive director of the United Way of Quinte will be leaving the organization next spring.
The Board of Directors announced Wednesday that Executive Director Judi Gilbert, who has held the position for more than five years, will be stepping down March 1, 2017.
Gilbert told Quinte News she had given six months notice so she could remain and be involved in the 2016 fundraising campaign.
Gilbert says the United Way of Quinte supports about 100 programs in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.
In a statement the board says Gilbert “has made significant contributions to United Way of Quinte since joining the organization as Executive Director almost six years ago” and she and her team “have not only reached a milestone of more than $2 million in the 2013 campaign, but achieved a 25% growth in the organization’s annual campaign over a five year period.”
Board Chair Brenda Pergantes expressed appreciation to Gilbert for providing notice well in advance of her departure.
Pergantes says the agency plans to start its search process for a new executive director in the fall.