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The Harvest Foundation announces search for next president

Updated: Nov 22, 2019

MARTINSVILLE – The Harvest Foundation announced Friday that its president, Allyson Rothrock, is retiring and a search is underway for its next leader.

Partnering with the foundation’s board of directors in the search is Korn Ferry, a global executive search and recruitment firm.

Rothrock will retire in mid-to-late 2020 following her tenure at Harvest, which began with the creation of the foundation.

In 2002, she served on the board of directors at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville-Henry County when the decision was made to sell the nonprofit hospital to a for-profit hospital networkunlocking the resources necessary to create The Harvest Foundation.

She’s served as president of the foundation since 2008.

“Allyson is an exceptional leader who has grown the foundation tremendously throughout her 17 years of service,” said David Stone, chairman of the Harvest Foundation Board of Directors.“Under her leadership, the foundation has grown its investmentsand its staff, and it has supported a number of projects and programs that make our community a wonderful place to live, work and play. Allyson has ensured that the foundation is in the best possible place for future growth, and we wish her the very best in her upcoming retirement.”

Those interested in the position can send a resume and cover letter to

The job description and additional information will be available at  

“I am passionate about Martinsville-Henry County and the work we do at the foundation with our partners,” said Rothrock. “Transformation takes courage and it takes time – it’s not something that happens overnight or in a silo. I am grateful foreverything we’ve been able to achieve. It’s been the experience of a lifetime. I look forward to seeing what the foundation and our community will accomplish in the future.”

The Harvest Foundation hopes to announce the new president by June 2020.

“Working with Korn Ferry throughout this process has been phenomenal,” said Stone. “They realize the gravity of connecting us to the right leader who understands our community and the importance of building meaningful relationships that underscore everything we work to accomplish at Harvest. There is no single person or organization that can do it all, but working in true partnership, anything can be accomplished.”  

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