August 15, 2017
The Foundation to Launch a National Search for a New President Amid Historic Growth
While celebrating its 10-year anniversary, The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida will launch a national search for a new president to replace Meghan O. Post, who has resigned her position effective Friday, September 8, 2017. During Post’s tenure, The Foundation has achieved national prominence by winning the top award for stewardship excellence five years in a row.
Bishop John Noonan, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando, expressed his gratitude for Post: “Meghan has been an excellent leader in bringing us a great understanding of stewardship in the Diocese of Orlando. “Her exemplary dedication is a beautiful example of servant leadership.”
Foundation Chairman Orlando L. Evora added: “Meghan has been dedicated and loyal to fulfilling the mission of The Foundation and has been a key component to The Foundation’s growth over her years of service,” he said. “She has worked tirelessly with Diocesan leaders to solidify the relationship between diocesan entities and The Foundation. The Foundation is at a very good and solid place right now because of Meghan’s efforts. She will be greatly missed.”
The Foundation Board will launch a national search for a new president.
Since its founding 10 years ago, The Foundation through parishioner support has raised more than $373 million to assist thousands of people with ministries offering services including tuition assistance, food and housing aid, and Seminarian education for future priests. The Foundation’s expertise has also helped parishes and schools to renovate and expand throughout Central Florida, improving life for generations of Catholics. Moreover, The Foundation manages more than $50 million in investments on behalf of parishes and schools, helping them to prepare for future needs.
Post joined The Foundation, which has a staff of 15 people, in 2008 as a Campaign Director and quickly worked her way up. She was named president in 2012. During her years with The Foundation, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, Post helped develop and grow The Foundation to provide tremendous support to the Catholic Church in Central Florida. Additionally, Post has served as a Board member for the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC), a professional organization that promotes stewardship and Catholic philanthropy in dioceses and parishes worldwide, for the past five years. She has been a sought-after speaker with other dioceses.
“I’m so happy to see how The Foundation has successfully partnered with our pastors and the Diocese through the years to improve life for Catholics in our area,” said Post, who has accepted another philanthropic position in Central Florida. “Together, we have served and strengthened our faith community.”