April 25, 2018

Laurie Kulus, Executive Director of the GRACE Foundation, has announced her resignation from the position she has held for nearly three years.

Laurie will be spending more time with her family; her last day will be May 17.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the community, and to help so many people going through one of the toughest times in their lives.  I am very proud of what I have accomplished and of the progress the Foundation has experienced over the last three years.  The GRACE Foundation means so much to me and I have been blessed to work with Co-Founders Julie Pfeifer and Lisa Willman, the board of directors and the many sponsors of and donors to the foundation.”

During Kulus’ tenure, the foundation increased giving from $14,000 to over $80,000 per year and added a new signature fundraising event, the GRACE Gala.  In 2017, The GRACE Foundation assisted 79 cancer patients and their families. 

“The GRACE Foundation is a better organization today than it was three years ago thanks to Laurie's leadership. Her passion for GRACE, and her ability to increase donations have made a lasting impact in the lives of cancer patients in Grand Island and surrounding communities,” said Lisa Willman, GRACE Foundation co-founder.

The GRACE Foundation Board of Directors will be conducting a search immediately to find the new Executive Director. During this transition period, it is a priority to find the best individual to lead, while still maintaining a stable and effective organization. GRACE looks forward to continuing along this successful trajectory. 

The GRACE Foundation thanks Laurie enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation she has given GRACE over the past three years. GRACE is hopeful and excited for the next chapter as they continue to support cancer patients in the community.

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