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Garfield Byrd
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

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Gregory Varnum-2
Garfield,

I always enjoyed talking with you and greatly appreciated your support at some challenging moments.

I am sad to see you go - but hope your next adventure treats you well - you absolutely deserve it.

-greg

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> On Sep 10, 2015, at 5:53 PM, Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]> 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)
> www.wikimediafoundation.org
>
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
> the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
>
> *https://donate.wikimedia.org <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>*
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Aude-2
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On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:53 PM, Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]> 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.
>

Sad to see you go, but wish you the best.

Thank you for all you have done to help with managing the finances of WMF.
Also, huge thanks for you support for Wikimania 2012 organizing team and
the DC chapter. It was a pleasure to work with you then.

Cheers,
Katie



>
> Best,
>
> Garfield
>
> --
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> Chief of Finance and Administration
> Wikimedia Foundation
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>
> 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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> On Sep 10, 2015, at 2:53 PM, Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>
> My last day will be September 30. I look forward to staying in touch and
> continuing to support our mission.

        Who is going to be the best dancer at any Wiki event from now on, then?

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K Anderson
You did so much to help us make Wikimania 2012 happen!
And you may not realize it, but you also got me interested in finding out
more about Native American history, which has opened up new opportunities
...

All the best in your new adventures, and stay in touch!

Kristin

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> > On Sep 10, 2015, at 2:53 PM, Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >
> > My last day will be September 30. I look forward to staying in touch and
> > continuing to support our mission.
>
>         Who is going to be the best dancer at any Wiki event from now on,
> then?
>
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Pine W
Best wishes, Garfield. I was hoping to meet you at WikiConference USA and
I'm sorry that we'll miss each other. Good luck in your new role.

Pine


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> You did so much to help us make Wikimania 2012 happen!
> And you may not realize it, but you also got me interested in finding out
> more about Native American history, which has opened up new opportunities
> ...
>
> All the best in your new adventures, and stay in touch!
>
> Kristin
>
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 6:42 PM, Brandon Harris <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > > On Sep 10, 2015, at 2:53 PM, Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > My last day will be September 30. I look forward to staying in touch
> and
> > > continuing to support our mission.
> >
> >         Who is going to be the best dancer at any Wiki event from now on,
> > then?
> >
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> >
> >
> >
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Sandra Rientjes  - Wikimedia Nederland
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Dear Garfield,

It was a pleasure working with you over the past years. Your advice and
insights were always of great help to Wikimedia Nederland - and many other
chapters, I am sure.
I am very sorry you are leaving but it is good to hear you plan to stay
involved with the movement.

Best of luck and many thanks,

Sandra Rientjes
Directeur Wikimedia Nederland
06 31786379

verzonden vanaf mobiel
Op 10 sep. 2015 23:55 schreef "Garfield Byrd" <[hidden email]>:

> 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)
> www.wikimediafoundation.org
>
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
> the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
>
> *https://donate.wikimedia.org <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>*
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​Best wishes.
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Katie Chan
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We will surely misses your dancing at Wikimedia events. Best wishes in
your future endeavour.

KTC

On 10/09/2015 22:53, 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
>


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Craig Franklin
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I'm very much saddened to hear this, Garfield.  On previous instances where
I've emailed you to ask for some information or advice on what the
Foundation is doing, you've always been quick with a reply, giving me what
I need, straight out, and with no spin or fluff.

Your departure is a significant loss for the Foundation and for our
movement, but that's offset by the fact that it's going to be a great boon
for the cause of public education in California.  Best wishes for the
future!

Cheers,
Craig Franklin

On 11 September 2015 at 07:53, Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]> 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)
> www.wikimediafoundation.org
>
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
> the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
>
> *https://donate.wikimedia.org <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>*
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Cristian Consonni
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Hi Garfield,

2015-09-10 23:53 GMT+02:00 Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]>:

> 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.

I am sad to see you go, it was a pleasure working with you during in
the FDC rounds.
I hope the best for your next endeavours.


Cristian

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Best wishes, Garfield. Surely miss your dance..

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On 11 Sep 2015 16:15, "Cristian Consonni" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Garfield,
>
> 2015-09-10 23:53 GMT+02:00 Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]>:
> > 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.
>
> I am sad to see you go, it was a pleasure working with you during in
> the FDC rounds.
> I hope the best for your next endeavours.
>
>
> Cristian
>
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Pavel Richter-3
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Dear Garfield,

I would like to take the opportunity and thank you from the bottom of my
heart for everything you did for Wikimedia. You were always a trusted
advisor during my time as the Executive Director of Wikimedia Germany. And
you always had words of wisdom and insight for me, personally. I learned a
lot from you, and Wikimedia is a better place, because of what you did here.

Thank you!

2015-09-10 23:53 GMT+02:00 Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]>:

> 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)
> www.wikimediafoundation.org
>
> 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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Michael Maggs
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Dear Garfield

It has been a real pleasure to work with you and I wish you every
success in your new venture.  I'd like to thank you not only for your
personal support, but the advice and support you have provided to
Wikimedia UK both during the two years I have been involved, and for
several years before that.

All the very best

Michael
Chair, Wikimedia UK


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
>


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Departure

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On Sep 10, 2015 6:44 PM, "Brandon Harris" <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>         Who is going to be the best dancer at any Wiki event from now on,
then?

This.  Garfield, it has been a pleasure to work with you over the years,
thank you for everything. I hope to see you again before long.

SJ
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Sydney Poore
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Garfield, a huge thank you for all the assistance you provided to the
Wikimedia movement. Especially the FDC.

I'm sad to hear you're leaving. And hope you stay engaged some way with the
community.

Sydney
On Sep 10, 2015 5:55 PM, "Garfield Byrd" <[hidden email]> 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)
> www.wikimediafoundation.org
>
> 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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Itzik - Wikimedia Israel
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Garfield,

It was a pleasure to work with you. Your announcement sadness us all, as
your contribution has been enormous. I can say that we, Wikimedia Israel
learned a lot from you, and there is no doubt about the great changes you
brought to the WMF and the chapters. We all grateful for that.

On a personal level, it was always nice to meet you, knowing that every
meeting I will learn something new. From a chapter meeting to FDC meeting.
And of course, we can't (never) forget the ultimate Wikimania dancer. You
will be missed.

On behalf of Wikimedia Israel, the staff and the board, I wish to thank
you, and wish you good luck.



*Regards,Itzik Edri*
Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
+972-(0)-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!


On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 12:53 AM, Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]> 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)
> www.wikimediafoundation.org
>
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
> the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
>
> *https://donate.wikimedia.org <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>*
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Ziko van Dijk-3
My best wishes and a huge THANK YOU, Garfield! Many people in the
movement learned a lot from you, including me.
Kind regards
Ziko

2015-09-12 20:20 GMT+02:00 Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <[hidden email]>:

> Garfield,
>
> It was a pleasure to work with you. Your announcement sadness us all, as
> your contribution has been enormous. I can say that we, Wikimedia Israel
> learned a lot from you, and there is no doubt about the great changes you
> brought to the WMF and the chapters. We all grateful for that.
>
> On a personal level, it was always nice to meet you, knowing that every
> meeting I will learn something new. From a chapter meeting to FDC meeting.
> And of course, we can't (never) forget the ultimate Wikimania dancer. You
> will be missed.
>
> On behalf of Wikimedia Israel, the staff and the board, I wish to thank
> you, and wish you good luck.
>
>
>
> *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
> +972-(0)-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 12:53 AM, Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]> 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)
>> www.wikimediafoundation.org
>>
>> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
>> the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
>>
>> *https://donate.wikimedia.org <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>*
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Kalliope Tsouroupidou
Best wishes with your future endeavours, Garfield.

K.

On Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 1:37 AM, Ziko van Dijk <[hidden email]> wrote:

> My best wishes and a huge THANK YOU, Garfield! Many people in the
> movement learned a lot from you, including me.
> Kind regards
> Ziko
>
> 2015-09-12 20:20 GMT+02:00 Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
> [hidden email]>:
> > Garfield,
> >
> > It was a pleasure to work with you. Your announcement sadness us all, as
> > your contribution has been enormous. I can say that we, Wikimedia Israel
> > learned a lot from you, and there is no doubt about the great changes you
> > brought to the WMF and the chapters. We all grateful for that.
> >
> > On a personal level, it was always nice to meet you, knowing that every
> > meeting I will learn something new. From a chapter meeting to FDC
> meeting.
> > And of course, we can't (never) forget the ultimate Wikimania dancer. You
> > will be missed.
> >
> > On behalf of Wikimedia Israel, the staff and the board, I wish to thank
> > you, and wish you good luck.
> >
> >
> >
> > *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> > Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
> > +972-(0)-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
> > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> > sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 12:53 AM, Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]>
> 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)
> >> www.wikimediafoundation.org
> >>
> >> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in
> >> the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
> >>
> >> *https://donate.wikimedia.org <https://donate.wikimedia.org/>*
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Michael Peel-2
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Hi Garfield,

I'm very sad to hear this news. You've made a big impact on the Wikimedia organisations (not just the WMF!) over the last few years, and I'm sure that many community members will be using the phrase 'narrative' for years to come! I particularly appreciate the work that you've done to review the financial systems that the various Wikimedia organisations use, and your work helping the FDC assess the financial aspects of proposals.

I wish you all the best with your new job!

Thanks,
Mike

> On 10 Sep 2015, at 22:53, Garfield Byrd <[hidden email]> 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)
> www.wikimediafoundation.org
>
> 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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