Dear Penn Foundation Family,
After 35 years of faithful service, it is with sadness but deep respect that I announce the retirement of Tom Leidy from the Penn Foundation Board of Directors, effective June 30, 2020. It has been my true privilege to work with Tom over the past 10 years.
Tom’s tenure on the board included 16 years of service as Board Chair(1995-2011) and eight years as Vice Chair (2011-2019). He has been a passionate and tireless advocate for Penn Foundation, cultivating relationships with donors, guiding our growth, and leading numerous campaigns to ignite support and expand our mission.
When I rejoined Penn Foundation as CEO in 2010, there were a great many plans underway for expanding services, adding staff, and rebuilding 807 Lawn Avenue and Penn Villa. The relationship between a new CEO and Board Chair is always critically important, and I couldn’t have been more fortunate. In all of our projects, Tom generously shared his vast knowledge of business and community with me.
I have been blessed to work with Tom, he has always led by personal example. No question was ever too much, and I had many. I have had the opportunity to see and learn so very much from him. Most importantly, I have experienced the servant leadership associated with Tom’s Christian values and his sincere love of all things Penn Foundation. We could not have imagined a better ambassador, spokesperson, or friend! While I will miss him, he has promised his continued counsel, for which I am grateful.
“The dedication of the staff and Board is what has kept me going all these years,” says Tom. “Their commitment was always real and never questionable. It has been rewarding to work with such caring people who strive every day to provide compassionate, high quality mental health and addiction services. It has been very gratifying to see the application of Dr. Loux’s vision as Penn Foundation continues to grow, adapt, and change. Penn Foundation will always hold a very special place in my heart.”
Please join me in thanking Tom and wishing him well.
Wayne A. Mugrauer
President & CEO