The following statement was sent out from the North Texas Food Bank team:
“This statement is to inform you that Jan Pruitt, President and CEO, is under medical care at MD Anderson in Houston. Her doctors expect a full recovery, and with their encouragement, she plans to be back at work by the end of this month. She is currently working, as her schedule allows, and has left the day-to-day operation of the Food Bank in the hands of her executive team, led by COO Simon Powell.
“Tom Black, North Texas Food Bank Board Chair Tom Black said, ‘Speaking for the Board, we have full confidence in the Executive Team’s management of the Food Bank. At no time, has the leadership of the Food Bank been stronger. We wish Jan a speedy recovery as we move ahead with the execution of a bold ten-year plan and a brand new identity, which we will announce publicly on Monday.
“For those who wish to send Jan a card or note, please address to: Kathy Moore, c/o North Texas Food Bank, 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Rd., Dallas 75236-2028.”
Before you go wringing your manicured hands and fretting about Jan, stop it. She sought treatment the moment a problem was detected, had a great team at NTFB in place and is being the perfect example for others to follow. Another great fact is that thanks to funds raised, diagnosis and treatments are astounding and they’re the reason why Jan is planning on being “back in the saddle” in time for fall fundraising.
Why not drop Jan a note and thank her for showing spunk, smart thinking and serving as a stellar example? And while you’re at it, why not make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank in her name? Or get a reservation for Friday’s Harvest that benefits NTFB?