Dear Garfield,

Thank you for your positive attitude, constructive approach and diplomatic
skills in the past years! I congratulate this foundation with persuading
you to join them :)

I wish you a lot of fun, both on and off the dance floor, and hope to see
you around still - don't be a stranger!

Best regards,

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:53 PM, Garfield Byrd <> wrote:

> All,
> For the last four years, I’ve led the Wikimedia Foundation’s finance,
> administration, and office IT teams. I've had the opportunity to work
> closely with many of you through collaboration with the Wikimedia
> affiliates. They have been remarkable experiences, and I am grateful for
> all I’ve learned from you during my time here. Therefore it is with some
> sadness that today I am letting you know that I’ve decided to take a new
> opportunity outside the WMF, at a California-based foundation focused on
> public education.
> It has been a privilege to work with so many exceptional people over the
> years. I’ve watched the WMF mature and take on many new challenges, and our
> community grow and diversify. Our commitment to our free knowledge mission
> is as strong as ever, and now shared by even more people. While I’ll no
> longer be on staff, I plan to find ways to stay involved in the Wikimedia
> community. I look forward to seeing the movement continue to do its
> important work.
> My last day will be September 30. I look forward to staying in touch and
> continuing to support our mission.
> Best,
> Garfield
> --
> Garfield Byrd
> Chief of Finance and Administration
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 415.839.6885 ext 6787
> 415.882.0495 (fax)
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
> the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
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