Kenny Rogers to Resign as Fulfillment Fund CEO

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Alex Berliner

Maria Espinosa Booth will take over as his successor at the end of the year.

Kenny Rogers will resign as the CEO of the Fulfillment Fund at the end of this year. 

The Fulfillment Fund, an L.A.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to college access, announced Wednesday that Rogers will be leaving to spend more time with his family. He has served as CEO since March 2012. 

Maria Espinosa Booth, currently the Fulfillment Fund's COO, has been chosen as Rogers’ successor.

"I want to thank Kenny for his leadership over the past four and a half years, and his unwavering commitment to extending educational opportunity to our city’s young people," said Fulfillment Fund's board president Josh Klinefelter. "On behalf of the entire board, I wish to express our gratitude for Kenny’s help in extending the Fulfillment Fund’s services to additional students AND growing our college matriculation and college graduation rates at the same time. While we are sorry to see Kenny go, we are excited to name Maria Espinosa Booth as his successor and we look forward to working with Maria to help make college a reality for all of our students.”

Before his term is over, Rogers will receive the Fulfillment Fund Founders’ Award at the organization’s annual benefit in November.