Replicate This! Big Ideas to Lead Change in Your Community

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Have you heard about a community foundation’s great work and thought, “I wish we could do that”? Now, community foundation leaders are sharing a roadmap showing you how they used foundation resources and influence to drive community change. Get a play-by-play from the leaders about what they did in their own communities and how you can do the same.


Carla Roberts, president and CEO, Fremont Area Community Foundation

Carla Roberts, president and CEO of the Fremont Area Community Foundation, leads one of the largest per capita rural community foundations in the United States. Along with the foundation trustees, she has established three decade goals in the areas of education, poverty, and community economic development. As the former vice president of affiliates for the Arizona Community Foundation (1998-2011), Carla's philanthropy career spans two decades. She serves on numerous local boards and just completed her final term as board member of the Council on Foundations.

Randy Maiers, president and CEO, Community Foundation of St. Clair County

Randy Maiers has been the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of St. Clair County, the largest grantmaking foundation in Michigan's Thumb Region, since 2002. Prior to the foundation, Randy was the director of an education foundation in Metro Detroit, where he oversaw grant programs targeting engineering education throughout North America. Randy began his career in nonprofit management in 1990 when he joined the staff of the Michigan Art-Train in Ann Arbor. He also spent several years with the American Heart Association until he took his first foundation job in 1997.

Eileen Curtis, president and CEO, Bay Area Community Foundation

Eileen has served as the president and CEO of the Bay Area Community Foundation since 2007. She previously held positions in for-profit and nonprofit organizations including Vice President of Client and Employee Relations for the F.P. Horak Company, Sr. Vice President of Integration for XO Communications, Inc. and Senior Vice President of Customer Relations for Concentric Network. Eileen currently serves on various boards and communities including: McLaren Bay Region, Association of Fundraising Professionals Mid-Michigan Chapter, the Michigan College Access Network, and the Council of Michigan Foundations.


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Hosted by Council of Michigan Foundations and originally published July 12, 2017

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