McCarter Theatre Center bid a fond farewell to eight outgoing board members at the board’s final meeting of the 2014-15 season this month.
Departing the Board are: Tony Award winning producer and director James Burke, Princeton University Vice President for Campus Life Cynthia Cherrey, Rita Allen Foundation President Elizabeth Christopherson, Gianna International President Gigi Goldman, Dechert LLP Managing Partner Jim Marino, McCarter & English Head of Governmental Investigations Bob Mintz,regional theatre consultant Kathleen Nolan, and Princeton University Dean Val Smith.
“McCarter has always been fortunate to have extremely talented and dedicated Trustees. This year eight outstanding members of our board have completed their service and each deserves credit for significantly advancing McCarter’s mission during their tenure,” said McCarter Theatre Center Board Chair Brian J. McDonald. “Since 2008, the challenges faced by performing arts organizations have been considerable and these dedicated Trustees worked creatively and with great enthusiasm to ensure that McCarter successfully addressed challenges and sustained our commitment to our vital mission.”
McCarter Theatre Center maintains term limits for its Trustees, who must depart after nine consecutive years of service.
“It’s been such a pleasure to work closely with each of these outstanding community volunteers. Although we’ll deeply miss their wise counsel, gentle guidance, and sustaining support, most of all we’ll miss seeing their smiling faces in the Board room,” said McCarter Theatre Managing Director Timothy Shields. “We do take some solace in knowing that we’ll see them each frequently in the audience for shows at McCarter.”