I am excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our next Executive Director!

You can read my post from earlier this month about why I’m excited to find the next leader for the KBF.  This is truly a unique opportunity, organization, and awesome group of people. Please direct applications to the link below, but feel free to reach out to me ([email protected]) and I’ll try to answer or send to the Search Committee of the Board of Directors.

– Zeke Davisson

Executive Director
Kelly Brush Foundation
Burlington, Vermont

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The Search

The Kelly Brush Foundation (the KBF or the Foundation), a dynamic and growing national nonprofit organization, located in Burlington, Vermont seeks an energetic and entrepreneurial institution-builder as the next executive director to lead the Foundation and shape its future. The next executive director will work to advance the KBF’s mission of inspiring and empowering people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) to lead active and engaged lives. It is the mission of the Foundation that everyone with an SCI can enjoy the physical, emotional, and mental benefits of an active lifestyle.

The KBF was founded by Kelly Brush and her family after Kelly suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury in 2006 at an NCAA alpine ski race. While the organization started as a single local event – the Kelly Brush Ride – today the Foundation is a nationally recognized, mission-oriented thought leader in the SCI community and the adaptive sports world. The KBF has built a passionate base of supporters, enabling its very rapid growth, more than tripling in size since 2014 and achieving the financial security to commit new energy to innovative programming.

The organization offers the inspiration to believe and the grants to enable anyone with an SCI to acquire the adaptive sports equipment they need to be active. To date, the KBF has awarded 953 adaptive sports equipment grants to people living in 48 states, and over 150 grants to support alpine skiing safety. Since its inception, the KBF has raised over $8 million to support its programming.

The executive director will serve as an organizational leader, strategist, fundraiser, and marketer to advance the KBF’s standing as a national leader in promoting active lifestyles for the SCI community. This leader will report to a committed board of 10 directors and will oversee a dedicated staff of four in programming, development, marketing, and operations/administration.

Looking ahead, there is a significant opportunity for this next executive director to drive growth and shape new initiatives at the KBF to further its mission. Coupled with programmatic growth and impact, this leader will expand and diversify revenues streams beyond events, deepen networking and collaborations, and enhance the KBF’s brand awareness, organizational governance, and organizational effectiveness.

The Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of its next executive director. Please direct all nominations, inquiries, and application materials in confidence to the search firm as indicated at the end of this document.  For further information about the Kelly Brush Foundation, please visit https://kellybrushfoundation.org/

Inquiries, Nominations, and Applications
Inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including resume and 1-3-page letter of interest, responding to the opportunities and challenges outlined above) should be sent electronically to:

Rebecca Swartz, Partner
Michael Mozzicato, Associate

Electronic submission of materials strongly preferred.

The Kelly Brush Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for this position.