A Message to the TFA Community from CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard and National Board Chair David Kenny

As we turn the page to a new year, I’ve been reflecting on our collective impact and the work we do together in pursuit of ensuring every child has an equal chance in life. I am immensely proud and honored to be in this work alongside each of you because I have seen over and over again that change is only possible when there are extraordinary, values-driven, determined, committed, and thoughtful leaders working together. In fact, this is the only thing that has ever changed the course of history, and that kind of leadership has never been more vital. It is from this place of pride and admiration that I want you all to hear from me about a personal decision I’ve made, which is that in the calendar year 2025 I will step down as Chief Executive Officer.

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