Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn Community, Conservation & Citizen Science - Page 21

Best Wishes to Jane Carroll By Dave Barnett It is with mixed feelings but sincere gratitude that I announce the retirement of Jane Carroll, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. In the years since Jane joined the Mount Auburn team in 2010, she has led fundraising efforts for capital projects and many preservation and horticultural initiatives, in addition to significantly increasing the Annual Fund. On a broader level, she has had a major impact on increasing awareness of and appreciation for Mount Auburn as an organization worthy of philanthropic support. In 2012, under Jane’s leadership, we launched Mount Auburn’s Council of Visitors (COV). This advisory group, which began with 107 members and has since grown to 140, supports Mount Auburn in a variety of ways including hosting events, arranging for presentations, and soliciting contributions. The COV has been People and Happenings a tremendous success for Mount Auburn: four Council members have become Trustees, and over 100 people attended the 5th annual Council meeting in October 2016. The Trustees and staff have greatly valued Jane for her strategic thinking and commitment to advancing the organization through fundraising, and join me in wishing her all the best in her retirement. Since leaving Mount Auburn in May, Jane and her husband Ernie have been enjoying well-deserved time together at the summer cottage in Maine. While Jane leaves big shoes to fill, I am pleased to announce that Jenny Gilbert, Director of Institutional Advancement, has succeeded Jane at her post. Jenny had a great mentor in Jane, and I am confident that her many talents, qualifications, and lead- ership skills will enable us to continue building on our recent successes. Mount Auburn has also recently hired Jude Bedel as Director of Individual Giving to lead the Council of Visitors, as well as to work with individual Friends of Mount Auburn. Farewell Lorraine Furlong On March 1st, Cemetery staff gathered to wish Lorraine Furlong a fond farewell after 22 years of service. Lorraine had worked in our finance department as a part-time accounts payable clerk since 1995. “Lorraine was always a thoughtful and compassionate colleague, while maintaining the highest standard of professionalism at all times. Thank you, Lorraine, for always being a serious, but also fun and helpful coworker, and a good friend to all of us here at Mount Auburn Cemetery.” – Jennifer Johnston Lorraine Furlong and Jane Carroll at Lorraine’s farewell breakfast on March 1st 2017 Volume 2 | 19