Allison McDermott, Deputy Director, Pro Bono Net

We wanted to share the news that after twelve years at Pro Bono Net, our Deputy Director Allison McDermott is leaving at the end of this month. Allison has been appointed Executive Director of the Havens Relief Fund Society, a New York institution with a long and rich history of providing emergency financial assistance to needy individuals.

An announcement of the appointment ran recently in the New York Nonprofit Press.

This is terrific news for Allison, her family and certainly the New York philanthropic community.  She will be a fantastic leader at Havens, and we look forward to watching what she does there. While Pro Bono Net will miss her leadership, we take considerable comfort in what a terrific job she’s done over the past twelve years to build our capacity. Our programs are strong, our partnerships stable, and we have a terrific staff that brings a similar range of talent and commitment to our mission.

We are currently working through how best to fill the many roles Allison played at Pro Bono Net, and to take this opportunity to re-tool in order to ensure that we are best able to meet the needs of our many and diverse stakeholders going forward.  We hope you will join us in wishing Allison the very best going forward.