Monday, July 13, 2015

Endowment for Health President Steven Rowe Departing in September to Take Helm at the Maine Community Foundation

September 15 departure planned

Concord, NH – The Endowment for Health today announced the upcoming departure of Steven Rowe as its president.  Rowe, who has led the Endowment for Health for the past three years, will continue in his current role until September 15, 2015, at which time he will assume the position of President and CEO of the Maine Community Foundation, a state-wide philanthropic organization.   The Endowment for Health Board will soon meet to take up the issue of Rowe’s successor.

“During Steve’s tenure at the Endowment for Health, he has led the foundation to a new level, creating a forward-looking strategic plan, focusing grantmaking practices and strengthening relationships with key opinion leaders and stakeholders,” said Endowment for Health Board Chair Margaret Franckhauser.  “Through his leadership and vision, the Endowment has launched several powerful new priority areas to address the needs of key populations,” she added, noting that Rowe’s style has been instrumental in raising awareness about the connection between good health and its role in realizing human potential.

“It is with mixed emotions that I plan to leave the Endowment for Health,” said Rowe.  “Leading this amazing foundation has been one of my life’s highest honors.  The board, staff and others associated with the foundation are first-class and have been a pleasure to work with.  I feel the same about the Endowment’s partners around the state.  I am proud of the Endowment’s strategic plan and the collective work we are doing to implement it.  Though I will be leaving for Maine in September, I fully expect to continue to work with my New Hampshire colleagues on a number of issues common to both states.”  

 “We thank Steve for his many contributions to the Endowment and are fortunate to have his guidance over the next two months.  He and the Endowment’s talented and dedicated team will ensure a smooth transition while the Board makes key decisions about the future leadership of the organization,” said Franckhauser.