LETTER: So long Vivien, hello Tina

Viven Bowers: "It has been an all-consuming delight."

Vivien Bowers had led the Osprey Foundation for five years. Donations to Osprey are pooled in a permanently-endowed fund – a community nest egg – which currently has a value of over $8 million. Each year

Vivien Bowers had led the Osprey Foundation for five years. Donations to Osprey are pooled in a permanently-endowed fund – a community nest egg – which currently has a value of over $8 million. Each year

Dear friends of the Osprey Foundation:

As many of you likely know, I have stepped down from my position as executive director at the Osprey Foundation.

I wanted to reach as many regular donors, grantees and contacts as I could to make them aware of the transition and to say good-bye.

I’m thrilled that Tina Choi, who has been my assistant for the past three years, is taking over my job. She officially became executive director on December 1, and it should be smooth transition as Tina knows this organization inside and out.

She’s also, of course, younger, smarter and more technologically savvy than I will ever be.

From the time I stepped into this role five years ago (as an ‘interim’ ED to hold the fort for maybe 6 months or so), it has been an all-consuming delight.

It’s a privilege to have a job that is so absorbing and engaging, that really plugs you into the community, and that is all about making a positive difference.

I poured myself into it wholeheartedly, but know that it’s definitely time for someone else to be all-consumed.

Osprey is in great shape going forward under Tina’s capable leadership and with a wise, committed board of directors.

Thanks for your support, your community efforts, and your contributions to our foundation.

Vivien Bowers

Nelson