Park City Education Foundation CEO Abby McNulty stepping down

PARK CITY, Utah – Abby McNulty, the current president and CEO of the Park City Education Foundation (PCEF), recently announced a career change and will leave her position with the PCEF.

McNulty is leaving the PCEF after 15 years, after guiding the PCEF from $250,000 to $3 million in annual fundraising.

“Public education is the single greatest pathway communities have to ensure a child’s lifelong success and access to opportunity,” McNulty said. “Ninety-nine percent of children across the US attend public schools. It is simply the greatest equalizer in our communities.”

McNulty is stepping away from the PCEF to take the position of Vice-President of Institutional Advancement at Salt Lake Community College.

“It has been a deep honor and privilege to steward the work of the Park City Education Foundation the last 15 years,” McNulty said. “I’m very proud of the PCEF staff team and board of directors and the work we have accomplished, in collaboration with PCSD, to help all students to reach their academic and lifelong potential. While I may be leaving PCEF, I’m excited to continue work in education.”

As part of McNulty’s Park City legacy, numerous significant activities continue today. She worked with PCSD to establish Afterschool Programs, Elementary Visual Arts (EVA), All-Day Kindergarten, Preschool, Elementary Coding, Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies (PCCAPS), Bright Futures, Mindfulness & Wellness programming, and other initiatives.

PCSD Superintendent Dr. Jill Gildea noted, “PCEF is such an important partner to Park City School District students and families. We are grateful for Abby’s long-term commitment to serving students. The impact of her work is immeasurable.”

The interim CEO of the Park City Education Foundation will be Joelle Kanshepolsky of Pathway Associates. Kanshepolsky is well-versed in the community, having served as Interim CEO of the Park City Community Foundation for one year in 2021-2022. PCEF anticipates posting the President and CEO vacancy in September.

“PCEF is in a great place to hire a new CEO,” said McNulty. “The change will bring new ideas, a fresh approach, and new energy to launch the next chapter for the organization.”

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