Farewell and Thank You! Kelly Johnson, Veronica Kelly, Cinde Hoffman
June 19, 2017
Kelly Johnson, Veronica Kelly and Cinde Hoffman have each made significant contributions to The Community Foundation. Thank you for advancing philanthropy in our region! Having served two consecutive three-year terms, it is time for these local leaders to rotate off our Board of Governors, but we are assured they will continue to be involved in the foundation's mission for years to come.
Past President Kelly Johnson was responsible for taking our Ring in the Holidays annual gala event to the next level. Not only did she lead the campaign to significantly increase revenue, but she brings her entire running group armed with ladders, scissors and wire to decorate Mill Race North! There was a surge in new funds created while Kelly was President, including The Alice Gray and Rick Johnson Memorial Fund she and her husband Fitz established to honor Fitz’ parents.
Thanks to Veronica Kelly, the foundation adopted a Green by 2016 goal. As a result all paper grant and scholarship applications and related correspondence have been replaced with electronic files.
She is our wordsmith. When we need to get a story right, Veronica’s writing abilities ensure that we communicate clearly. She authored our Donor Handbook and before that the second Women and Girls Status Report.
One of Cinde Hoffman’s primary roles at the foundation has been Board Development. Under her leadership over the last several years nearly a dozen talented new board members have joined us. As an attorney, her input was essential in The Community Foundation's National Standards credentialing both in 2017 and in 2014. Cinde has also been a studious and thorough grant reviewer as a member of our Donor Services and ad hoc grant review committees.
Thank you once again Kelly, Veronica and Cinde!