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Update on the Fund’s Leadership Transition

Earlier this year, we announced that Regan Ralph, the Fund’s founding president and CEO, would be stepping down by the end of 2022. We want to now share some more details with our community about Regan’s impending departure, our search for a new president and CEO, and our plans for the leadership transition.

After two decades of dedicated service to this organization, Regan’s last day will be November 30. Over the course of her tenure, the Fund has grown from a radical idea to a pillar of the global human rights movement. Under her stewardship, we’ve delivered over $125 million to more than 900 activists, organizations, and movements around the world.

“I’ve been so grateful to lead this team of incredible activists and change-makers for the last 20 years,” said Regan. “I can’t wait to see what they achieve in the next 20 and beyond—the future of the Fund is bright.”

Headshot of Brandee M. Butler, the Fund's deputy CEO
Brandee M. Butler

We’re pleased to share that Deputy CEO Brandee M. Butler has agreed to serve as acting president and CEO in the interim until our Board names Regan’s successor. Brandee joined the Fund last year, bringing more than 15 years of experience working with international foundations, civil society organizations, and the human rights sector.

“We’re preparing an exciting new chapter at the Fund,” said Brandee. “I’m delighted to lead the organization through this period of transition and immense opportunity.”

The search for the Fund’s next president and CEO is ongoing. Our Board’s executive search committee, along with our leadership team and a transition committee made up of staff members, are in the process of interviewing candidates. We look forward to sharing more information with our community in the coming months.

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