JAMESTOWN – Susan Moran Murphy, the president of the Robert H. Jackson Center will be leaving the organization at the end of this month.
“Susan is an outstanding executive who led us to a new level of excellence. Sue has also significantly strengthened our programs, fundraising, branding and financial position. She was instrumental in securing a $1.5 million New York State Downtown Revitalization grant to renovate our historic building. The Jackson Center has benefited in countless ways due to her exceptional leadership and we thank her for her dedicated service,” said Robert H. Jackson Center Board of Directors chair Stan Lundine in making the announcement.
Under Murphy’s two-and-a-half-year leadership, the Jackson Center exceeded its annual fund goals, significantly increased sponsor support and more than doubled endowment assets by raising contributions of more than $1.2 million. In addition, strategic affiliations have been established with Chautauqua Institution, St. Bonaventure University and University at Buffalo School of Law.
“It is a privilege to have furthered Robert H. Jackson’s legacy in my time at the helm of the Robert H. Jackson Center,” Murphy said. “I am proud that the Jackson Center is a stronger entity now and I would like to thank the Jackson Center board, staff, constituents and our community for their support and friendship.”
Lundine tells WRFA the Jackson Center board will work out details on how to proceed with recruiting and hiring a new president in the coming weeks.