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Forest Hills Foundation for Education Hires New Executive Director

The Forest Hills Foundation for Education (FHFE) is pleased to announce the hiring of Stacy Gillard as its new executive director. Gillard comes with a wealth of knowledge in major gift fundraising, alumni relations, and event planning. As Vice President for External Affairs for Tri Delta, she executed a 10-year, $60 million fundraising commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the single largest commitment ever made to the hospital. Stacy left Tri Delta in 2017 to devote more time to her growing children; she immediately got involved in the Forest Hills Schools and for the last two years has been president of Sherwood Elementary PTO. 

“Supporting and empowering students and staff is something I’m very passionate about,” says Gillard.  “It’s an honor to be a part of this outstanding organization and to take part in its future.” 

Gillard will be replacing Dee Stone, FHFE executive director since 2011. Under Stone’s leadership, FHFE has raised $1.7 million for the Forest Hills School District and FHFE is recognized as the fundraising partner for Forest Hills Schools.

“I am proud of what we have accomplished; we went from a start-up organization to having a real impact on students’ lives.  Stacy is the right person to take us to the next level so that we can do even more,” said Stone.

Stone says the friendships she’s made in her role as executive director are truly special.  “From board members to school teachers and administrators to community volunteers and local businesses, a lot of wonderful people care about our schools and our students and it has been a great pleasure to work with them.”

About the Forest Hills Foundation for Education: Working closely with the Forest Hills School District, the Forest Hills Foundation for Education is a nonprofit organization that cultivates resources and creates opportunities to prepare students to be successful. Our vision is that every student will have the resources they need to reach their full potential.


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