Few foundations have had as big an impact on the people and institutions of their region as is the case with the JF Maddox Foundation. Based in the southeasternmost county of the state, the Foundation has had a quiet, pervasive influence on Lea County and its 70,000 residents for almost six decades.
The JF Maddox Foundation was established in 1963 by Jack and Mabel Maddox, transplants from central Texas who moved to Hobbs, NM in 1931, where Jack enjoyed significant success, initially in the utility industry and later in banking, real estate and gas pipeline operations. Jack Maddox was an astute businessman and a generous civic leader, with special interest in youth programs and higher education.
Today, the JF Maddox Foundation has assets of just over $250 million, a heritage of impactful engagement and a near-final draft of its RoadMap to 2030, the Foundation’s vision for the next decade. The Foundation’s grants continue to vary in size, approach and desired outcomes, but all embrace the potential for significant benefit to the residents and institutions of Lea County, New Mexico.
The next CEO of the JF Maddox Foundation will be joining at a propitious time. The work of transitioning from family to professional management has been accomplished, as has the transition to the third generation of family governance.
The infrastructure is strong and well established, yet always subject to improvement. The strategic direction—RoadMap to 2030—has been agreed upon and is all but ready to be put into action. The strategic plan is meant to be the compass, not the specific route to follow, and targets of greatest opportunity for grants will be the subject of continued discovery and discussion.
The Foundation’s search committee and board are open to a variety of career paths, and they intend to be creative in their assessments. Grantmaking experience per se is not a prerequisite, but sensitivity to community dynamics is critical, as is a record of excellence in a collaborative environment.
The next CEO of the JF Maddox Foundation must be a leader who embodies the collective passion for impact and progress in Lea County, embraces the lifestyle of southeastern New Mexico and shares the vision of “a place we are all proud to call home.”
The ideal candidate will be an executive with demonstrated success leading a catalytic community, or community-based organization, through changes necessary to achieve sustainable progress towards ambitious goals.
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