The Dallas Morning News’ Cheryl Hall has officially put an end to the rumors about The Family Place CEO Paige Flink‘s retiring.
The rumors were true.
As Paige put it in the story, “Oct. 1, 2021, is my 30-year anniversary. I turn 65 in July. It’s time for a new quarterback and a new set of legs.”
In conducting a pre-opening tour of The Family Place’s Ann Moody Place in August 2017, Paige was already dropping hints that her stay in the new office overlooking the property might not be long-term.
During her tenure, she’s seen the organization grow into “the largest family violence services provider in Texas, with three emergency shelters providing 177 shelter beds each night, including the state’s only shelter for men and children, and three counseling centers.”
But Paige isn’t boxing up her “stuff” yet. She plans to stick around until her successor comes on board for a smooth transition.
In the meantime, she’s set a heady goal for herself — to raise $20M by the end of the year for The Family Place’s endowment fund. While Paige admits that she was relieved that The Family Place’s supporters provided funding to weather the pandemic, she is looking to the possibility of a similar situation taking place in the years to come. To achieve her goal, she’s tapped two powerhouse fundraisers — Claire Emanuelson and Lynn McBee to join her on her quest.
Suggestion: Instead of giving Paige the typical parting gift of a gold watch, give her a lifetime Partners Card. Don’t you know she’ll put it use.