After seven and a half years of extraordinary service to ROOTS, and 32 years of dedication to the arts and social justice field, our beloved, esteemed, diva-fabulous Keryl McCord is retiring and moving to the beach! Come help us send her off right with a party at the ROOTS office on Thursday, December 15, from 6-8 pm.
Over the past seven years, Keryl has played a significant role in building ROOTS into the nationally recognized, robust, ever more inclusive community that we are now. When Keryl joined the staff in 2009, it was in a time of deep transition, rebuilding, and undergoing a generational shift within the organization. In her time at ROOTS, Keryl has helped build up a strong development approach, a robust institutional framework, and helped to raise more than $5 million.
Prior to joining the ROOTS team, Keryl served as Managing Director of Oakland Ensemble Theater, Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theaters/League of Chicago Theaters Foundation, Director of Theater Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, Managing Director of Crossroads Theater Company, Senior Vice President with the African Grove Institute for the Arts, and Director of Institutional Development for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
As Keryl would say: just damn! That's a lot.
We hope to see you on the 15th!