Park City Education Foundation’s President and CEO, Abby McNulty, has accepted a position as Vice-President of Institutional Advancement at Salt Lake Community College. Her new position starts August 1st.
Abby started with PCEF in 2008 after working at the Sundance Institute. Under her tenure, PCEF fundraising grew from $250,000 per year to over $3,000,000 per year.
During her time at the helm of PCEF, several major initiatives were launched in collaboration with PCSD: The Afterschool program, the elementary Program for Academic Challenge and Enrichment (PACE), the Elementary Visual Arts (EVA) program, All-Day Kindergarten, the Preschool program, elementary coding, PCCAPS, Bright Futures, and mindfulness programs across the district, to name a few. The Classroom Grants program grew from $10,000 in funding each year to over $300,000 a year.
“Public education is the single greatest pathway communities have to ensure a child’s lifelong success and access to opportunity,” says McNulty. “Ninety-nine percent of children across the US go to public school. It is simply the greatest equalizer in our communities. It has been a deep honor and privilege to steward the work of the Park City Education Foundation the last 15 years. I’m very proud of the PCEF staff team and board of directors and the work we have accomplished, in collaboration with PCSD, to help all students to reach their academic and lifelong potential.
“My approach has always been to center students and families in PCEF’s work. While I may be leaving Park City Education Foundation, I am excited to continue working in the education arena.
“PCEF is in a great place to hire a new CEO who will bring new ideas, a fresh approach, and new energy to launch the next chapter for the organization.”
Dr. Jill Gildea, PCSD Superintendent, noted, “PCEF is such an important partner to Park City School District students and families. We are grateful for Abby’s long-term commitment to serving students. The impact of her work is immeasurable.”
“It has been an honor working side by side with Abby on behalf of our students and educators,” said PCEF Board Co-Chair Kim Abbett.
PCEF will hire Joelle Kanshepolsky of Pathway Associates to serve as Interim CEO. Joelle knows the Park City community well, having served as the Park City Community Foundation’s Interim CEO for one year in 2021-2022. PCEF expects the President and CEO position opening to be posted in September.