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NEWS1/4/2022

FGP Introduces our new Executive Director

The Foundation for Geauga Parks (FGP) board of trustees is pleased to announce hiring a new executive director.

Todd R. Gaydosh joins the Foundation for Geauga Parks after serving in various capacities for the Lake Erie Council of Boy Scouts of America. In 2016 he founded a nonprofit organization called Beat the Streets Cleveland, serving as their Interim Executive Director, Social Media Coordinator, Program Coordinator and now as a board member. Todd is a graduate of John Carroll University with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters in Nonprofit Administration. He and his wife Christina live in Norton, Ohio with their two cats, one dog and their first child expected in May. Todd is an avid outdoorsman and is looking forward to applying his nonprofit experience to driving the mission of the Foundation for Geauga Parks.

“I am thrilled and humbled to assume the position of Executive Director for the Foundation for Geauga Parks,” says Todd Gaydosh. “It is my honor and privilege to be able to serve this community and I look forward to the impactful work that our organization will achieve over the next months and years. I am also very excited to build relationships with our donors and other stakeholders. I hope to meet you on the trail of one of Geauga County’s many scenic parks.

Co-presidents Adam Henry and Matthew Burnham are pleased with their selection of Todd.

“The Foundation trustees took great care to find the right person to take the helm of FGP, and we found that person in Todd,” says Co-president Adam Henry. “His prior experience and passion for nature education makes him the perfect candidate to continue the projects the Foundation has planned.”

Co-president Matthew Burnham adds, “We followed a very competitive process with a lot of applicants and several very strong candidates. That says a lot about Todd and our confidence in his ability to build on the successes of our prior leadership.”

The Foundation for Geauga Parks an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit that raises funds to support all parks in Geauga County. Established in 1990, the Foundation’s work and mission have been greatly responsible for some of Geauga County’s transformational success stories in land conservation and nature education.

FGP’s efforts provided a significant source of private funding for The West Woods, The Rookery, and Observatory Park. FGP collaborated with multiple organizations to create the Geauga Skywatchers, providing educational programs in astronomy. FGP is the primary source of funding for Nature Scopes, in which all of Geauga County's 5th grade public and parochial school students participate. In recent years FGP expanded the scope of their mission to also support Geauga County’s township parks.

The mission of FGP is to fund community engagement with nature through education, preservation, conservation and appreciation of the unique natural character of Geauga County. For more information, contact the Foundation office at 440-564-1048, admin@foundationforgeaugaparks.org or www.foundationforgeaugaparks.org


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