The Community Foundation of PEI (CFPEI) is delighted to announce the hiring of Kent Hudson as Executive Director effective immediately.
Kent comes to the Foundation with over 20 years of senior management experience in private sector, public sector and the not-for-profit sector. Most recently, Kent had been focused on building his private management consulting and event management firm.
“The Community Foundation of PEI is very pleased to have Kent joining our organization”, said John Robinson, President of CFPEI. “He has a wealth of experience in all aspects of management and fundraising and has a tremendous background in relationship building which is imperative in our organization”.
As one of the 191 Community Foundations in Canada, the CFPEI helps Islanders invest in making PEI an even better place to live, work and play by championing the issues that matter to Islanders with a keen eye on the change we can make, now and for future generations. CFPEI will continue to constantly explore new ways to work collaboratively with partners and donors who share this vision. The Foundation is dedicated to providing an even greater impact to ensure that PEI remains a truly special place.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join this fantastic community-minded organization. CFPEI has truly done exceptional work for the betterment of the entire PEI community and I look forward to building on so many positive aspects that are already in place”, said Hudson. “It is truly remarkable to get a better understanding of the many donors that have created philanthropic funds and gifts within the Foundation and to see the positive effects this has on our community”, added Hudson.
For twenty-five years, the Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island has provided a user-friendly vehicle for donors to create endowment funds to support charitable activities. The foundation currently manages over 70 individual funds with a combined value approaching $10,000,000. In 2017 alone, the Foundation awarded 164 grants and scholarships totaling more than $500,000 to individuals and organizations to support health, education, sports, the arts, and the environment through-out the province.