Local nonprofit People Attempting to Help (PATH) announced an interim executive director and the completion of its $1 million Faith In Our Future campaign at a news conference Tuesday.
“PATH is in a stronger position now than it has ever been,” the Rev. Stuart Baskin, president of the board of directors, said.
Before former executive director Christina Fulsom stepped down to pursue other endeavors, the board set a plan in place to appoint the finance director to the executive director position in case of a sudden need, Baskin said. Rick Hyatt is currently serving as finance director and will step into the executive director role.
“Rick will make sure that PATH operates as usual,” Baskin said.
The Faith In Our Future campaign was initiated two years ago so PATH would have adequate funds to help those in poverty in Smith County in the case of emergency.
The final $600,000 in the campaign’s completion was provided by an anonymous donor, in honor of their friends, C.C. and Brenda Baker. Baker was a founding member of PATH and still serves as board emeritus.
“It’s a wonderful thing to say that our goal has been met,” Baker said at the conference. “I know Trudy is rejoicing as we speak. Thank you to the community for your support.”