After an amazing 17 years of serving The Perl Foundation in various roles, Kurt DeMaagd has stepped down from his board position. Kurt was one of the [original founders](http://www.perlfoundation.org/attachment/legal/first-incorporator.html) of TPF in addition to being a founder of [slashdot.org](https://slashdot.org). As the original treasurer, Kurt set up all of the initial financial components of TPF, then known as Yet Another Society, and we have since distributed over $1 million in grant money. Kurt served as treasurer, also assisting with early YAPC events, until from the creation of TPF in 2000 until 2010.
In addition to creating TPF as a charitable organization, one of the early motivations for setting up TPF was to secure insurance for Yet Another Perl Conference (YAPC). TPF continues to provide this coverage and these initial efforts have enabled hundreds of Perl-related events over the last 17 years.
We extend our sincerest thanks to Kurt for getting everything started in September 2000 and for his service over all of these years.