The New York Community Trust has announced that longtime president and CEO Lorie Slutsky will retire in 2022.
Slutsky joined the foundation as an intern in 1977, became a program officer the next year, and was named executive vice president in 1987. Only the third president in the organization's hundred-year history, Slutsky has overseen more than $5 billion in grantmaking since being named president in 1990 and has seen the foundation's assets quadruple, to more than $3.2 billion. In 2020, she was named to the NonProfit Times' annual Power and Influence list for the seventh time.
"We would love to keep Lorie at the helm for another thirty years," said the foundation's chair, Valerie S. Peltier. "She has led us through a period of tremendous growth in our ability to support the important work of the city's nonprofit organizations. Now, we will be focusing on completing a successful leadership transition that will ensure the trust is ready for an exciting new chapter."
"When you love a job — and live and breathe it as I have for these all these years — it is difficult to choose a time to retire, but now is the right time for me and the trust," said Slutsky, who led the organization's response to the 9/11 attacks in 2001-02 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. "We have an extraordinary staff and a great board with the right people to ensure that the trust will continue to improve the city and the lives of the people who live here."