A fond farewell (and congratulations!) to Anwyn Hurxthal

By Canopy Team on September 7, 2017

Anwyn's first Canopy staff photo in 2007.

Last month, Canopy bid a fond farewell—and a hearty congratulations—to our teammate extraordinaire, Anwyn Hurxthal.

After two years as Canopy’s Senior Development Specialist (and many more years supporting Canopy in other ways), Anwyn has accepted a wonderful position at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, helping manage grants and creating new grant projects in their San Jose office.

As Senior Development Specialist with Canopy, Anwyn worked behind the scenes managing foundation and institutional giving, crafting grant proposals, and lending her expertise to shape Canopy’s diverse funding strategies.

Anwyn engages a young tree planter at Willow Oaks school in 2014.

However, this was only Anwyn’s most recent role at Canopy; for over a decade, Anwyn has helped facilitate the organization’s impact and growth in myriad ways. Between 2007 and 2015, Anwyn served in multiple communications and fundraising roles, supporting everything from major events to donor communications to media outreach and public education.

Throughout her time at Canopy, Anwyn has been a steadfast source of support, creativity, strategic insights, and wonderful inspiration for her Canopy teammates and the organization as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, Anwyn brought a genuine passion for Canopy’s mission to grow greener, healthier communities, which she infused in every aspect of her work.

“Anwyn has contributed so much to Canopy and our mission,” says Executive Director Catherine Martineau, “we will miss her creativity and sense of humor, but we are so excited to see her embark on a new adventure.”

Canopy is thrilled to see Anwyn step into a new role that is so well-suited to her gifts and talents. After several years exploring the foundation landscape from the perspective of a nonprofit, Anwyn will now apply her skills to support and engage local Knight Foundation grantees.

We are also incredibly grateful for the strong foundation that Anwyn has helped build for Canopy. “Anwyn has gifted Canopy many tools and systems that will continue to help us thrive even after her departure,” Catherine confirms, “the next person to take on this position will be building on a strong foundation thanks to Anwyn’s hard work.”

The whole Canopy community wishes Anwyn the very best in her new adventure, and we can’t wait to see and celebrate what she accomplishes next!

The Canopy team and families celebrate Anwyn’s many contributions and the start of a new chapter at her family’s beautiful ranch in Morgan Hill.

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