S. B. Woo is 80. Sooner or later he'll retire. For the past 10 yrs. or more the EF's Board has looked for a potential replacement for S. B. Alas, no luck.
Finding a new president is much harder than most people realize. Here are the requirements to be the EF president, if we want someone with SB's characteristics: 1) Willing to spend 40 to 60 hours per week on EF matters, day or night, weekends, and/or while on vacation, when duty calls, 2) Willing to stick his/her neck out to fight for the benefit of our community, 3) Rich experience in public service and in politics in order to do the job well and to be able to bear the pressure associated with items 1) and 2), 4) Write a weekly e-newsletter that will empower the AsAm community and/or keep EF alive and jumping in the hearts & minds of a lot of AsAms, 5) Can raise at least $150,000 per year which is the minimum budget for EF,
(S.B. also built a $3 million endowment along the way), and 6) Willing to donate at least $5000 per yr. to EF related causes, to set a positive example for 80-20 supporters.
Requirements 2) and 3) are particularly difficult to fulfill.
We have tried nurturing someone from within and recruited/hired and trained someone from without. No luck!
However, we should also think outside the box and look for a very different kind of president. Nevertheless, the person must be willing to sacrificeself for thecommunity and be a responsible good leader.
We look to all of you to help us find good candidates
Don't hesitate to nominate yourself. Sacrificing self for your community is an honorable act. But if you nominate others,
please acquire their consent first. Confidentiality will be
Right now serving as EF's president is a volunteer job. But paying the next president is NOT out of the question. If someone is qualified, we could discuss an annual salary around $150,000. $150K is considered excellent pay for a 501 c-3 org. with a $3 million endowment. There will be a probational period of 6 months, when the person will be working full-time, but NOT be paid. The willingness to sacrifice self for the community is an important requirement for this job. Bear in mind that S.B. worked for 20 years as a volunteer, and in addition donated more than $200K.
Poster Board Is A Success
The poster board is successful. Click on 80-20ef.org/posterboard to post your view and /or read others' posts. Some are substantive discussions. Love to hear from you,particularly regarding EF's next president. EF fights for you. Help EF find a good president. If EF dies,YOU may lose a layer of protection.