Susan Philp, Board Chair of Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation (ARHC), nonprofit owner of Culpepper Garden, announced that Marta Hill Gray was named the new Executive Director of ARHC and will begin on July 1, 2020.
“Our Board is thrilled to welcome Marta and we look forward to her devoting her strong nonprofit leadership and fundraising skills on behalf of our residents,” Philp said. “We welcome Marta to our Culpepper Garden family and invite the community to meet Marta at the Culpepper Garden Renovation Celebration, the Fall Fundraiser or during a series of small ‘get acquainted’ events later this fall.”
Marta replaces Linda Kelleher, ARHC’s first full-time Executive Director, who is retiring after a 46-year career, the last five of which were spent advocating and fundraising on behalf of Culpepper Garden and its residents.
Marta Hill Gray has more than 30 years of experience in media, marketing, sponsorship and communications. For the past 16 years, she has run her own consultancy, working with startups and Fortune 500 companies in a number of different industries. Prior to launching her own firm, Marta served as the head of Sponsorship Marketing for Sesame Workshop, parent company of the “Sesame Street” brand.
Gray’s experience spans working with pharmaceutical companies, women’s health groups, non-profits, spokespeople and key opinion leaders. A tireless supporter of women and marginalized populations, she has testified multiple times before the FDA as an advocate, and serves as a board member, advisor and mentor to multiple organizations.
Marta is looking forward to her new position as Executive Director of ARHC and is excited to lead the organization into its next chapter. “Culpepper Garden has an outstanding reputation as an award-winning, nonprofit retirement community providing affordable housing and services for seniors in the heart of Arlington, Virginia.”
Culpepper Garden is Arlington’s largest 100 percent affordable senior community with 273 independent and 73 assisted living apartments. The original Culpepper Garden independent living building is undergoing a top-to-bottom renovation which will be completed by Fall 2020. Apartments are available to people over age 62 years living on modest income of less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or $52,920.