Lang retires from Champlin Foundation

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 9:00am

The following was submitted by the Champlin Foundation:

The Champlin Foundation announced today that its long-time executive director, Keith H. Lang, will retire on June 30, 2018, after 18 years with the organization.

“It’s been a great honor and privilege for me to serve as Executive Director of the Champlin Foundation and help lead a wonderful organization that has had such an important impact across Rhode Island,” said Lang.

Since its founding in 1932, the Foundation has awarded more than $569 million to fund capital projects in Rhode Island to foster better medical care, improve education, expand access to social services, conserve open spaces, preserve historic buildings, enrich the arts and advance animal welfare.

Lang is a long-time resident of Block Island, but has maintained a residence on the mainland throughout his career. “As part of my retirement, I’m looking forward to moving back to Block Island with my wife on a full-time basis to pursue interests that I’ve long had, but haven’t been able to fully enjoy,” said Lang.

R. Kelly Sheridan, Chairman of the Champlin Foundation Distribution Committee, thanked Lang for his years of service to the organization.

“Keith Lang’s unique blend of skills and experiences made him ideally suited to serve as our executive director,” said Sheridan.  “We are grateful for his service and also thankful that Keith provided us with a long lead time before his retirement. We have some big shoes to fill and have launched an expansive search for the right person to help lead the Champlin Foundation into the future.”

The Champlin Foundation has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to lead the search for a new executive director. Candidates interested in learning more about the executive director position or applying for the role can do so by visiting