Carol Robbins is the author of Community Kinship: The Story of the Springs Foundation.

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Leadership transitions

Posted on February 18, 2000 by Carol Robbins

As the Colonel had planned for the financial future of the foundation, so had he planned for the continuity of its management. His son-in-law, Bill Close, succeeded Frances Springs as vice president in 1957. Meeting in December 1959, the board delivered the expected outcome: Bill was elected president. That same year, at age 39, he also became president of the… Read More

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