Letter of Gratitude to Dr. Paul Kurtz and Support for Current CFI Board of Directors and Management

LETTER OF GRATITUDE TO DR. PAUL KURTZ AND SUPPORT FOR CURRENT CFI BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT

This letter was drafted and signed by Center for Inquiry (CFI) staff and local advisory board members completely independent of CFI management and Board of Directors.

We, the undersigned CFI staff and local advisory board members, wish to express our profound gratitude to Paul Kurtz for his many decades of service to the causes of secular humanism and skepticism. Through his tireless efforts, Dr. Kurtz has been an inspiration for the entire secular and skeptic community. We thank Dr. Kurtz for founding and leading the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Center for Inquiry, all organizations that we look forward to continuing to serve. Without a doubt, Dr. Kurtz will forever be known as the Father of Secular Humanism.

We would also like to take this opportunity to voice our support for the CFI Board of Directors and management. In the past two years, under the sound guidance of CEO Ronald Lindsay, they have successfully demonstrated both the desire and the ability to advance Paul Kurtz’s vision well into the twenty-first century. More than ever, we are confident that CFI will continue to prosper and grow while maintaining its founder’s dedication to fostering a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.

Update: Due to some requests, we have added the names of leaders and prominent figures of the larger secular and skeptic community.

Signed:

Matthew Barron – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Indiana
Jennifer Beahan – Assistant Director, Center for Inquiry, Michigan
Sylvia Benner – Co-Coordinator, Center for Inquiry Portland
Victor E. Bernard, Jr. – Advisory Board Secretary, Center for Inquiry Pittsburgh
Chuck Bobich – Advisory Board Treasurer, Center for Inquiry Pittsburgh
Mark Brandt – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Tampa
Henri Broch – Executive Director, Center for Inquiry France
David Brokaw – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Indiana
Shirley Brown – Human Resources/Payroll Manager, Center for Inquiry
Simon Davis – Advisory Board Treasurer, Center for Inquiry DC
Steve Duerr – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Indiana
Brian Engler – Advisory Board Chair, Center for Inquiry DC
Gavin Fulmer – Advisory Board Secretary, Center for Inquiry DC
Craig Gosling – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Indiana
Melody Hensley – Executive Director, Center for Inquiry DC
Henry Huber – Assistant Director of Communications, Center for Inquiry
Kurt Johansen – Co-Coordinator, Center for Inquiry Portland
Jerry Karches – Coordinator, Center for Inquiry Southern Arizona
W.S. (Bill) Kaszycki – Coordinator, Center for Inquiry Pittsburgh
John Kiel – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Indiana
Suresh Lalvani – Executive Director, Center for Inquiry London
Stephen Law – Provost, Center for Inquiry London
Sean O’Brien – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Indiana
Rick O’Keefe – Acting Executive Director, Center for Inquiry Tampa Bay
Nan Owens – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Tampa Bay
Manuel Paz-y-Mino – Executive Director, Center for Inquiry Peru
Andi Pierce – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Indiana
Jason Pittman – Advisory Board President, Center for Inquiry Michigan
Jeff Randall – Advisory Board Vice Chair, Center for Inquiry DC
James Randi – Founder, James Randi Educational Foundation
Dan Riley – Field Organizer, CFI On Campus, Development Assistant
Jason Rodriguez – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Tampa Bay
Margaret Schwarz – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Indiana
Michele Shaw – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Indiana
Jeff Seaver – Executive Director, Center for Inquiry Michigan
Matt Separa – Policy Analyst, Center for Inquiry Office of Public Policy
Bob Stevenson – Coordinator, Center for Inquiry Daytona Beach
Justin Trottier – Executive Director, Center for Inquiry Canada
Jim Underdown – Executive Director, Center for Inquiry Los Angeles
David Vangsness – Advisory Board Member, Center for Inquiry Tampa Bay
Reba Boyd Wooden – Executive Director, Center for Inquiry Indiana

Note: We are still receiving names from CFI Staff around the world, so this list will grow in the coming hours and days. To add your name to this letter please email mhensley (at) centerforinquiry [dot] net

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