The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) is expanding its staff for the first time in a decade.
Mike Stoffregen, executive director of the nonprofit organization dedicated to growing endowment, announced Sheila Boyd will become Associate Director of Development (ADD) effective June 22. As ADD, Boyd will assist with development and implementation strategies to grow assets and achieve fundraising goals. She will also work with CFJC's community fund affiliates as well as contributors.
CFJC's continued, steady growth through the years requires the addition of a staff member, Stoffregen noted. The Foundation celebrates 15 years of service this year.
Boyd brings more than 25 years of business, financial and marketing acumen to the position. Previously, she worked as director of event marketing for General Growth Properties, and as director of marketing and development for the Iowa Children's Museum. Boyd was a founding board member of the Community Foundation of Johnson County.
Many longtime residents will recall Boyd and her family owned the Highlander Hotel and Restaurant Operations. Boyd also served as the interim president of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the Regina Education Center's multi-million dollar campaign. In past years, she has been intimately involved and served on numerous boards and organizations including Iowa City / Coralville Convention and Visitor Bureau, Mercy Iowa City, Mercy Festival of Trees, Iowa Arts Festival, Iowa City Chamber of Commerce, Goodwill Industries and Regina Foundation.
After working more than a dozen years for a publicly-traded organization and traveling coast to coast, Boyd is looking forward to working directly with the community where she lives. "The Community Foundation is a wonderful opportunity, and it's very exciting to be involved with individuals and organizations that serve the Johnson County community in such a long-term, impactful way."
"Sheila will provide essential leadership to help the Foundation grow to advance the entire Johnson County community," said Stoffregen. "We appreciate her skills, expertise and experience. Her knowledge of the community, along with her commitment, will be beneficial to the Foundation."
The Community Foundation of Johnson County and community fund affiliates are catalysts to grow endowment and distribute funds to build stronger communities through philanthropy. Since its founding, the Community Foundation has raised more than $20 million in endowed and charitable giving assets, and nearly $6 million in bequests. The Foundation has distributed more than $8 million in grants, serving more than 150 nonprofit organizations, individuals and donor-advised funds at a cost of less than 2 percent. The Foundation accomplishes its goals – grow endowment for the greater community good . . . for good . . . for ever.