It is with a good deal of sadness that the Coolidge Foundation bids farewell to Rushad Thomas. Rushad has served capably as Program and Editorial Associate for the past three years.
From leading our annual reading of the Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, to organizing dozens of Coolidge debate tournaments and camps, to inspiring young people on tours through historic Plymouth Notch, to editing our “News from the Notch” and “Coolidge Quarterly,” Rushad has contributed to the growth and success of the Coolidge Foundation. As is evident in his farewell essay below, Rushad has proven a strong ambassador for Coolidge. He even takes the lead on our Coolidge Scholars video.
While we don’t like seeing Rushad go, the Foundation is excited about his new opportunity to work for the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in Washington, DC. And we are certain this is not a “goodbye,” but rather a “we’ll see you soon,” because we know Rushad will be back to the Notch time and time again in the years to come.