Harvest Foundation President plans to retire, search for new leader begins

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Harvest Foundation President Allyson Rothrock will retire in mid - 2020, concluding 17 years of service to the Foundation. (PHOTO: Courtesy Harvest Foundation)

Harvest Foundation President Allyson Rothrock will retire in mid – 2020, concluding 17 years of service to the Foundation. (PHOTO: Courtesy Harvest Foundation)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Harvest Foundation began the search for its next president Tuesday after its current leader announced her retirement.

Harvest Foundation President Allyson Rothrock will retire in mid-2020 after 17 years of service to the foundation. Rothrock began her tenure as president in 2008.

The Harvest Foundation began in 2002 with the funds from the sale of Memorial Hospital of Martinsville-Henry County to a for-profit hospital network.

“Our work over the past 17 years has helped shape Martinsville-Henry County into the beautiful community it is today, and our work is far from finished,” said David Stone, Chairman of the Harvest Foundation Board of Directors.

“While change is never easy, we look forward to the next generation of leadership at the foundation.”

The Foundation awards grants to “bolster workforce, increase educational attainment, improve access to healthcare, and create opportunities for residents to lead productive and fulfilling lives,” a press release from the the Harvest Foundation said.

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