2017 Year End NewsletterSarah Taggart
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I am honored to greet all of you as the Foundation’s new Executive Director. Since joining our staff
in 2011, I have watched the NJVVMF become a stronger, more effective community-oriented
organization, a process that I have truly been humbled to have a role in. The Foundation and its
community hold a special place for me and I am honored to take on this new role and ensure that
our future remains bright.
I need to begin by thanking our former Executive Director, Bill Linderman, for his continued support
and the contributions he made during his eight years on our staff. The hard work of the Board, staff
and volunteers under his leadership prepared the Foundation for its exciting next chapter. Most
importantly, Bill is a Vietnam Veteran whose heart remains with the Foundation. I thank and commend
him for all he has accomplished.
2018 marks a new chapter in our evolution with plans for expanded programming, exhibitions and
collections. As we prepare to launch a Capital Campaign which will enable us to rehab and build upon
our public spaces, enhance our exhibitions with new technology and expand our unique and powerful
collections, I ask you to keep the Foundation in your plans. As a self-sustaining organization, we need
the support of our community to make these plans a reality. We hope you will be a part of this exciting
time in our work and we look forward to sharing an exciting, engaging and powerful year with you.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing 2018 with all of you!
NJVVMF Executive Director