An Important Announcement from Briggs Tobin, Board Chair

Mar 16, 2022

Dear Donors, Friends, Colleagues, and Community,

On behalf of the Board of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, I want to let you know that Juanita T. James, FCCF’s CEO for the past 11 years, has informed us of her decision to retire in October. In anticipation of this leadership transition, the Board has formed a search committee and retained the executive search services of Phillips Oppenheim. We have a wonderful relationship with Phillips Oppenheim, which recruited Juanita’s predecessor, Susan Ross, and has followed FCCF’s activities during Juanita’s tenure.

Given all that Juanita has accomplished over the last 11 years, she will be leaving an impressive legacy. We are confident that we will select the right successor to guide FCCF as it embarks on its next chapter. We look forward to announcing the new CEO when the time comes.

In the meantime, Juanita is very much at the helm, leading the foundation and its myriad programs and activities. We will be back in touch with you in the fall when we celebrate Juanita’s 11 years of accomplishments and wish her well.

I invite you to read a letter from Juanita that provides more details about her decision.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support.