Seems University Park’s own Tanya Foster is stepping down from her role as president and CEO of the Dallas Film Society.
“I have decided to take a break and spend some precious time with my family,” Foster said in an email today, noting that since her tenure began two years ago, the organization has raised $1.5 million in annual revenue and landed more than $3 million in in-kind donations each year for the society and the Dallas International Film Festival.
Foster also launched an advisory council; a membership program that’s now more than 650 people strong; and a fall fundraiser, the Art of Film, which honored Robert Duvall in 2010 and John Lithgow last spring.
Quick internal shout-out: My hunt for a photo to accompany this post just produced something else: My Sweet Charity blogger Jeanne Prejean’s nearly prehistoric (by now) scoop of this same item. How do you do it, Jeanne?