Spur selects 2022 Leadership Coaching class

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Ketchum, ID (April 27, 2022) – Three Wood River Valley nonprofit directors have been selected to participate in Spur Community Foundation’s 2022 Leadership Coaching Program.

 

This year’s class will be made up of Lyn Drewien, Director of the Hailey Public Library; Sara Gress, Executive Director of the Wood River Trails Coalition; and Lindsay Mollineaux, Executive Director of the Environmental Resource Center. The cohort was chosen from a pool of applicants to the program.

 

The program provides six months of personalized one-on-one professional coaching with Jane Tight of SeeChange partners, with two one-hour sessions each month. It is offered at no cost to the participants, with the program entirely funded by Spur thanks to the generosity of donors to the Spur Impact Fund.

 

“We received strong applications from a variety of nonprofits,” said Spur Executive Director Sally Gillespie. “As in the past, this year’s class reflects Spur’s desire to invest in people and organizations at pivotal times in their development.”

 

This is the fifth year that Spur has offered the Leadership Coaching Program to nonprofit directors in the Wood River Valley. To be eligible, applicants must be current full-time executive directors of 501(c)(3) organizations that are based in the Wood River Valley and that serve the local community.

 

In 2021, following the success of its Leadership Coaching Program, Spur expanded its offerings with a new, separate group coaching program for local nonprofit board chairs. Seven board chairs for Wood River Valley nonprofits participated in the first year of the board chair coaching program, which will be offered again this fall with applications opening in July.

 

About the 2022 Leadership Coaching Program class:

 

Lyn Drewien – Director, Hailey Public Library: Lyn has served as Director of the Hailey Public Library since August 2020. She has worked on and off at the Hailey Public Library since 2010, and also previously worked as a grant specialist with Blaine County. She has a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University.

 

Sara Gress – Executive Director, Wood River Trails Coalition: Sara came to the Wood River Trails Coalition after serving on the Forest Service - Ketchum Ranger District trail crew in the summers and the Sun Valley Ski Patrol in the winters. Previously, she served in the Peace Corps and played semi-professional soccer. She is also currently a paid on-call Firefighter/EMT with Wood River Fire & Rescue. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Montana State University Billings and a MS in Forest Ecosystems and Society from Oregon State University.

 

Lindsay Mollineaux – Executive Director, Environmental Resource Center: Before joining the ERC in the fall of 2019, Lindsay served as the Deputy Chief Analytics Officer for the City of New York and the Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics. Previously, she was an Assistant Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of NewYork and a research assistant at the International Monetary Fund. Lindsay has also been a farming assistant for Kraay’s Market and Garden and a policy analyst for the City of Ketchum. She has co-authored papers published in the Annual Review of Financial Economics and the FRBNY Economic Policy Review. She holds a B.A. in Economics with honors from Brown University.

 

About Spur Community Foundation:

 

Spur is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring more effective philanthropy in the Wood River Valley by working with donors to simplify the giving experience and working with local nonprofits to foster excellence and accountability. Spur makes both discretionary and donor-advised grants from an array of funds it has been building since its founding in 2016. To learn more, visit www.spurfoundation.org.

 

Media contact:

 

Gretel Kauffman, Communications and Operations Associate

Office:(208) 450-2608 | gretel@spurfoundation.org

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