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CEF Welcomes New Executive Director – Beth Miller

Dear CEF Community, Partners, and Friends: On behalf of CEF’s Board of Trustees, it is my honor and delight to share that Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Miller will assume the role as Foundation Executive Director on October 1, 2014. With over 10 years of senior-level, nonprofit management and collegiate teaching experience, Beth brings the right combination of fundraising and relationship-building expertise CEF needs. She has a wealth of fundraising experience, and her previous efforts have brought in millions of dollars, with many six-figure major gifts, sponsorships, and grants. Beth has a successful track record of capacity building at an array of educational and cultural nonprofit institutions. She currently lives in Boston and has worked primarily in the Northeast, including the Third Sector New England (TSNE), The Mark Twain House & Museum, and Trinity College. Click for more. Key recruitment criteria included strengths in non-profit leadership, fundraising, a passion for creativity, and fit with our community and culture. Over 170 quality applications were reviewed in an extensive search process conducted by the Board of Trustees. Beth was selected because she has both the skills to grow our organization and the desire to connect with CPSI and CEF values, heart, and community. We […]

Innovators to Educators Event: 12 Lessons Learned

On November 2, 2013, the Creative Education Foundation brought together 13 innovators (architects, artists, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and a media savvy baker) and asked what they would urge educators and parents to do to best develop the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers? Twelve insights emerged from our Innovators to Educators event: Read the article at The Creativity Post: How To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers and Innovators View YouTube video below:

CPSI 2013 – Unleash the Possible

CPSI 2013 has come to an end, last month over 450 people gathered in Buffalo to learn from and with each other as they all explored ways to unleash the possible. We’ll start sharing photos and videos in the next weeks. In the meantime, take a look at a video about the CEF Learning initiative, which was produced at CPSI for United Way Worldwide’s “Day of Action” for education:… Make sure to like us on Facebook to stay up to date: