Arcus head steps down

After five years of leading the Arcus Foundation, it was announced on May 28 that Executive Director Urvashi Vaid is leaving the organization on June 30 to write a book and, Arcus said in a statement, to "continue her longstanding leadership in the LGBT and social justice movements."
Under Vaid's leadership, Arcus grew into a global institution known for its innovative programs to create a just and humane world in its two areas of focus, LGBT rights and conservation of the great apes.
Vaid played a key role in designing the foundation's strategic programs in Religion and Values, Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, International LGBT human rights and conservation and economic development. She recruited a number of diverse global staff, opened offices in the United Kingdom and in New York, as well as established the Arcus Operating Foundation.
Arcus has announced the appointment of Senior Director of Social Justice and LGBT Programs Fred Davie as its interim executive director, effective July 1. The Arcus Board of Directors will be launching a nationwide search for a new executive director.

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