Sample resignation letter from the board of trustees (6)

In this guide, we will see sample resignation letters from the board of trustees.

Sample resignation letter from the board of trustees

A sample resignation letter from the board of trustees can start as follows:

“I regret to inform you that I will be resigning from my position on the board of trustees. I am handing in this resignation due to personal reasons and it will come into effect immediately. Please accept this letter as my official notice of immediate resignation (”

These examples are useful when you need to let your employer know formally that you are leaving in a brief, professional, sincere, and official way.

You may have plenty of reasons to leave (i.e. personal growth, medical reasons, etc.) but it is imperative you leave on a good note.

Remember to check your contract in regards to the period notice but usually would be at least between 1-2 weeks’ period notice.

Sample 1

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“Dear Mr. Mashburn,

I regret to inform you that I will be resigning from my position on the board of trustees. I am handing in this resignation due to personal reasons and it will come into effect immediately. Please accept this letter as my official notice of immediate resignation. I truly regret any inconvenience caused to any of the members by my resignation.

If I can be of any assistance in transferring responsibilities appropriately, please let me know. You may contact me via telephone at (555)-555-5555 or via email at [email] I will respond to messages as soon as possible. I appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.

Serving on the board of trustees has been a fulfilling learning experience for me that I am grateful for, and I regret to have to move on to other things. I wish you all every success in your current and future endeavors. I have deeply appreciated all of the cooperation on the board and hope that we may cross paths again at some time. Thank you for all of your work alongside me during my trusteeship.

Yours sincerely,

Marcus Hamilton

Marcus J. Hamilton”

Sample 2

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“J. Scott Albright

Board of Trustees

Ely School of Business

100 Broadway Lane, New Parkland, CA, 91010

Dear Mike,

As of the date of this letter, I am resigning as a Trustee with the Ely School of Business. While I have enjoyed my time and was looking forward to another term, recent events have made remaining a hard choice. As an alumnus of Ely, I joined the Board with what I thought was a clear understanding of the school’s direction and mission statement. I believe the Board has lost its focus over the last few years.

As everyone knows, I was disconcerted by the Board’s methods in selecting the new president. It felt to me like a buddy system was in place and a choice had been made before a single applicant had been reviewed. I felt our responsibility to lead the selection process as opposed to circumventing it only hurts the Board’s authority and credibility.

Unfortunately, my dissatisfaction with not just the selection Ð whom I feel has neither the experience nor educational background to sufficiently manages Ely Ð but with the process has left me in an awkward position with the Board, as well as at odds with the new president.

To my mind, I cannot effectively operate as a Trustee and see this resignation as my only option.

Best regards,

J. Scott Albright”

Sample 3

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“Jeanette Smythe

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345


 September 1, 2018

Joseph Short Director

The Art Foundation

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Joseph,

It is with regret that I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign my position on the Board of The Art Foundation, effective immediately.

My other commitments have become too great for me to be able to fulfill the requirements of my position on the Board, and I feel it is best for me to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote to the job.

It has been a pleasure being a part of the Art Foundation board. I am so proud of all we have accomplished in the past five years, and I have no doubt the board will continue these successes in the future.

If I can be of any assistance during the time it will take to fill the position, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Best regards,

Jeanette Smythe (signature hard copy letter)

Jeanette Smythe”

Sample 4

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“Ellen Donaldson

123 Yellow St.

Beach Town, NY 10013

May 1, 2017

Mark Belleville


Construction Group Inc.

321 Fenton Pl.

Beach Town, NY 10013

Dear Mr. Belleville,

I regret to inform you that I will be resigning as a Board Member of Construction Group Inc. I will be able to continue serving until the end of our fiscal year, or until a replacement has been found.

The reason behind my resignation is that I have been offered a job opportunity in Capital City which will require my family to relocate. I am happy with how the company has progressed thus far and I’m sure that my replacement will be able to contribute to the continued growth of the organization.

The position I’ve held on the Board for the past three years has taught me more than I could have hoped. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to gain insight into the industry and for the guidance which has to lead me to become a stronger leader.

I look forward to watching the company continue to progress in the years to come.

Yours Sincerely,

Ellen Donaldson”

Sample 5

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“Rick Yorkdale

987 Cooper St.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

September 1, 2017

Colleen Shute


Mark & Mark Financial

555 Glasgow Pl.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Dear Ms. Shute,

It has been an honor to work alongside you on the Mark & Mark Financial Board of Directors. You have been more than a capable leader and I have learned much about the decision making that goes into running a successful company. However, I feel that it would be best if I resigned from my position on the Board, effective October 1, 2017.

My commitments have become increasingly time-consuming and, over the past year, it has been difficult for me to manage many aspects of my personal life. I want you to know that my departure is not directly related to any specific person on the Board, but simply due to my need to make my extremely strenuous schedule slightly less demanding.

With my remaining time on the Board, I would be happy to assist in the effort of finding a replacement and training said replacement so that they are fully prepared come the time of my resignation. Please contact me with any questions or comments in that regard.

Thank you for the opportunity and give my regards to the other members.

Best wishes,

Rick Yorkdale”

Sample 6

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“Trenton Fischer

12 Simpson St.

Leicester, MA 01524

October 1, 2017

Cindy Kennedy

Chairman of the Board

Cut Co Inc.

5555 Stuart Ave.

Leicester, MA 01524

Dear Mrs. Kennedy,

This letter is meant to serve as an official notice of my resignation from my position on the Board of Cut Co Inc., effective immediately.

I feel that I lack the commitment and devotion necessary to run a company of this caliber. I believe that stepping down from my position will allow someone with a stronger passion for the industry to excel where I have failed. While I wish my time with Cut Co Inc. was more prosperous, I remain proud of the progress that we have made.

If you would like assistance in finding a suitable candidate to fill my position, feel free to contact me anytime.


Trenton Fischer”

References “Trustee Resignation Letter”

Doyle, A. (2019, Jul.) Board Resignation Letter Example. Retrieved from “Trustee Resignation Letter Sample” “Board Resignation Letter Template – with Samples”

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