Robert H. Jackson Center PRESIDENT TO STEP DOWN

JAMESTOWN, NY, May 22, 2018 – The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues, announces that, with the Jackson Center wrapping up a successful three-year strategic plan, President Susan Moran Murphy has decided to step down from the leadership of the Jackson Center. Robert H. Jackson Center Board of Directors Chair Stan Lundine made the announcement.

“Susan is an outstanding executive who led us to a new level of excellence. Sue has also significantly strengthened our programs, fundraising, branding, and financial position.  She was instrumental in securing a $1.5 million New York State Downtown Revitalization grant to renovate our historic building.  The Jackson Center has benefited in countless ways due to her exceptional leadership and we thank her for her dedicated service,” Lundine said.

Under Murphy’s two-and-a-half-year leadership, the Jackson Center exceeded its annual fund goals, significantly increased sponsor support, and more than doubled endowment assets by raising contributions of over $1.2 million.  Murphy was instrumental in securing $1.5 million in state funding for the Jackson Center’s Master Plan implementation/renovation project. In addition, strategic affiliations have been established with Chautauqua Institution, St. Bonaventure University, and University at Buffalo School of Law, among others.

Jackson Center co-founder Greg Peterson said, “Susan has made great strides in helping the Jackson Center achieve the three objectives of our 2015-17 Strategic Plan – excellence in programming, excellence in partnership, and excellence in public engagement. This has created a strong foundation for our next planning horizon.”

Ms. Murphy shared, “It is a privilege to have furthered Robert H. Jackson’s legacy in my time at the helm of the Robert H. Jackson Center.  I am proud of what we have accomplished and that the Jackson Center is a stronger entity now.  I would like to thank the Jackson Center board, staff, constituents, and our community for their support and friendship.”

The Robert H. Jackson Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail. The Center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.