September 24, 2018
 
Letters Foundation Names Amy Kingman as Executive Director

Amy Kingman
July 13, 2018 —The Letters Foundation, a Boston based nonprofit that provides humanitarian grants to people experiencing a crisis, recently announced that Amy Kingman has been named executive director.

“Amy has been an utterly indispensable part of the team since our beginning and has earned the respect and admiration of staff, board members and volunteers alike,” said Letters Foundation board member Alex Rozek.

He added, “She exceeds expectations in all that she does and with her ongoing dedication, the organization will be even better positioned to deliver on its mission of providing a hand-up to individuals who have nowhere else to turn.”

For the past year, the foundation has operated under a collaborative leadership model with three main directors and is now moving to a single executive director with the appointment of Kingman. Tevis Spezia served as executive director from October 2016 to June 2017.

Since she joined foundation in 2016, Kingman has implemented new strategies for increasing grantmaking and organizational awareness, through traditional channels as well as new partnerships with local nonprofits.

As executive director, she will be responsible for leading and managing the foundation’s strategic direction. In addition, Kingman will continue her role as executive director of Learning By Giving, a nonprofit organization that inspires and trains the next generation of community leaders through undergraduate classes on experiential philanthropy.

Prior to joining foundation as director of external relations and partnerships, Kingman was director for advancement with Breakthrough Greater Boston where she implemented the organization’s growth, communications, and external affairs strategy.

She also served as the executive director with Strong Women, Strong Girls and director of development with the Elizabeth Stone House.

Kingman Bachelor of Social work degree from Skidmore College and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a board member of the Wellspring House in Gloucester and an Advisory Council member to Boston’s Media Girls.

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