BFS Board ~ Celebrating Margo Burnham

Margo Burnham joined the Belfast Flying Shoes Board of Directors in June of 2023, at an intense time in the Covid-19 pandemic. As BFS adapted in multiple ways to the upheaval, both the board and the organization itself were blessed to have Margo’s guidance and encouragement. She brought a wealth of nonprofit board & staff experience, and was an invaluable advisor regarding program development, fundraising, and nonprofit practices. We especially appreciated Margo’s ability to calmly listen and give thoughtful feedback, from straightforward suggestions for simple improvements to gentle guidance on systemic change. And her positive outlook is unparalleled!

Margo served as president of the Board, facilitating and participating in meetings with kindness, grace, and, as another board member characterized it, humane leadership. With the return of most BFS programs amidst continued organizational changes, Margo offered to extend her 3 year term by a few more months. On March 26, the BFS Board accepted Margo’s resignation with gratitude for her service to what she dubbed “the best board ever!”

The BFS Board and ED are glad to know that Margo intends to stay connected. While we will miss her leadership presence, we celebrate her taking time to drink many cups of tea, spend time with her family, and focus on other responsibilities — including working as a program advisor for the Nature Conservancy and managing the 87th year of her family’s vacation cottage business. Thank you, Margo, for your devotion to Belfast Flying Shoes!