FCF CEO Jay Hirschton to Step Down After Six Years

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FCF CEO Jay Hirschton to Step Down After Six Years

Board Member Eva Camp Named Interim Executive Director

(OAKLAND, January 13, 2022) Full Circle Fund (FCF), a community that leverages resources and accelerates nonprofits in the Bay Area and beyond, today announced CEO Jay Hirschton will step down in January 14 following six years leading the organization through an era of growth and program redesign. Long-time board member Eva Camp will serve as interim executive director continuing her leadership of the 2022 strategic planning process to deliver greater impact for the nonprofit sector, volunteer team members, and corporate partners.

“We are grateful to Jay for his leadership and for all the work he’s helped FCF accomplish throughout his tenure,” said FCF Board Co-Chair Rob Trice. “We have impactful and replicable programs, more mature organizational infrastructure, strong diverse revenue and fundraising strategies, and an experienced team that will continue to champion FCF’s work.”

During the past few years, FCF has successfully redesigned its core programs to put nonprofits at the center of its work, launched the new Corporate Nonprofit Accelerator Fund to increase corporate employee engagement with nonprofits and diversify revenue, closed a successful 20th Anniversary fundraising campaign, and launched the popular “Power and Privilege” training for volunteer Members, including a recent redesign, and launched a new “Social Justice in a Post-COVID World” initiative to help nonprofits in the pandemic era, among other key accomplishments. “Beyond being proud, I'm also incredibly grateful for this opportunity as I have grown and learned more than I would have ever imagined,” said Hirschton.

“In the past six years, Jay has given tremendously to FCF, both personally and professionally, and we wish him all the best,” said Camp of taking on the interim executive director role. “Having been a volunteer project team member and board member of FCF for over 17 years, I am committed to FCF and excited for what we can accomplish in 2022 and beyond. I look forward to leading our strategic plan to build on the great work that Jay and staff have accomplished.”

Long-time board member Sienna Rogers has also been named board co-chair with Trice effective immediately. “I am honored to serve as board co-chair at a time when FCF is at an inflection point. We have so much to be proud of--and can build on--during the organization’s more than 20 year history of community engagement,” said Rogers. With more than a decade of leadership experience from both the corporate and nonprofit sector, Rogers has served as a volunteer Member and Environment & Energy Circle Co-chair at FCF, collaborating with Grant Partners, and is currently on the board of directors.

FCF will also conduct a search for a leader in mid-2022 to build FCF’s more than 20 years of community engagement and social impact. See Jay's personal message here.

About Full Circle Fund

Full Circle Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and community that leverages its professionals’ time, resources, and intellectual capital to accelerate nonprofits and build a better Bay Area. For 20 years, members from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors work in partnership with local community groups to scale solutions to the biggest problems affecting communities. Through its unique model of engaged philanthropy, Full Circle Fund has unlocked over $12 million in positive social change. For more information, visit www.fullcirclefund.org.