In addition to new programs to serve more families, there will be a change in the leadership of the charity. Doug Porter approached the board in the summer of 2013 to discuss his desire to step down as Chief Executive Officer in mid-2015. While we knew his departure would be an incredible loss, we also knew that Doug had already stayed longer than his initial plan.
We are grateful for his 16 years of service, the last 11 on staff as our CEO. We are so appreciative of his leadership during the merger process a decade ago, his superb efforts during our expansion plan, and all the fundraising he has led to help us serve more families.
“This is simply the very best job in the world,” said Doug recently. “The opportunity to work with so many talented staff and passionate volunteers and donors is humbling. The fact that we are all working to provide our families with care, comfort and compassion has been incredibly rewarding and satisfying. I’m tremendously honored to be given the opportunity to play a role in our accomplishments and it is wonderful to observe the very best of humanity here in Chicago. I will never forget what we have done together and all the families we have cared for in their hours of greatest need. We know that “Togetherness Heals” and we are proud to build this sense of community for our families.”
Questions About the Event?
Please contact Christina Thomas at CThomas@rmhccni.org or 630.623.2309.