Fredericton Community Foundation names new executive director

A familiar face is taking over as executive director of the Fredericton Community Foundation.

City councillor and Deputy Mayor Kate Rogers will assume the role from Tim Fox beginning June 5.

Fox is retiring after four-and-a-half years with the foundation, and more than 30 years in public and community service.

"Kate is the right person for the job," Fox said in a news release. "She's been so involved in the social and cultural growth of Fredericton. She understands the needs and interests of our community and she has a deep appreciation for those people who work within the charitable field as well as the philanthropists who support their work."

Rogers was previously the executive director of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, managing director of the NB Social Policy Research Network, executive director of the NB Crafts Council and college coordinator for Renaissance College.

She currently sits on the NB Social Policy Research Network Advisory Board, serves as an advisor to the ArtsLink Board of Directors, and is the founding co-chair of the Fredericton Arts Alliance.

"I welcome the opportunity to contribute my skills and talents to advance our community and bring about positive change," said Rogers. "In Fredericton, we are blessed to have many citizens and organizations committed to enhancing the social and cultural fabric of our community to improve the lives of all. I'm excited to work with the Fredericton Community Foundation to further these important efforts."

Bob Scott, board chair of the foundation, said Fox has been a great asset for the organization.

"Tim has not only increased the profile of the Foundation, but he’s also moved the Foundation toward a much stronger leadership role in our community," he said. "We are not just
funding charities, but working hand in hand with them to resolve complex social issues."

The Fredericton Community Foundation provides grants to about 100 different charities in the greater Fredericton region and provides roughly 45 scholarships and bursaries annually.

Over the past two years alone, the foundation has awarded more than $1 million in grants to local charities.