(NYC) Sean Kosofsky, the first full-time Executive Director for the Tyler Clementi Foundation has announced he will leave the organization later this summer. The organization will soon launch a national search for its next leader.
Kosofsky was hired as TCF’s first full-time Executive Director and came to New York to lead the organization in August of 2014. Since that time Kosofsky has worked with the Clementi family and their national board to build the startup nonprofit into a sophisticated and nationally respected thought leader and advocacy organization in the realm of bullying prevention.
“I am so proud of the work we have achieved together. We have raised awareness of millions of people that bullying is not a rite of passage; but a public health threat. We have impacted tens of thousands of people directly with our programs,” said Kosofsky. “Last summer I fell in love and have been managing a long-distance relationship. It’s time to join my partner in San Francisco when my current contract ends in August, and begin a new life with him. My time at TCF and our collective accomplishments have been some of the most meaningful of my life. I will continue to support TCF because I believe in its mission and the Clementi family.”
Some key accomplishments since 2014 include:
- Re-launching of a branding and logo change in 2016
- Launching of the #Day1 Campaign on CBS Sunday Morning, with huge national adoption
- Rolling out a national bullying prevention training program for parents in the workplace
- Helping shepherd a national tour of Tyler’s Suite, a nine-song choral production created by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked/Godspell/Pippin) and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.
- Partnering with AT&T on critical bullying research and the production of a national Cyberbullying film competition for high school students.
“On behalf of Jane and myself, I would like to thank Sean for his work with the Foundation and wish him well with his future endeavors”, said Joe Clementi, president of the board of trustees.
“Sean has been an incredible asset to the organization, helping us build and transform the organization. We have greater capacity and a more focused vision than ever before, and that will help through the next phase of our work. We are now focused on finding new leadership that will take us to the next level,” said Laura Birk, board member and leader of the national search for the new Executive Director.
The Tyler Clementi Foundation is one of the leading and most visible anti-bullying organizations in the world. Their mission is to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities. For details on the national search stay tuned to TylerClementi.org and subscribe for email alerts.