The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) hired Shelly Maharry to be its new executive director. Ms. Maharry brings experience in community foundation work to Johnson County after serving as the associate director of the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine where she helped the foundation grow significantly during her tenure.
Sarah Maiers, CFJC Board president said, “Shelly’s substantial experience in community foundation work combined with her dedication to the causes we support make her the right executive director to help CFJC grow our endowment and our impact in our second decade of service to our community.”
Prior to her work in Muscatine, Ms. Maharry was the director of Patient Relations and Service Excellence Initiatives at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Relations from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Drake University.
Ms. Maharry began work May 17. She said, “I am truly honored to be joining the Community Foundation of Johnson County. I have a sincere passion for assisting donors find unique and meaningful ways to support the communities and causes they love, both now and for generations to come. There is simply no better place for charitable giving than through CFJC.”
The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) advances philanthropy by connecting those who care with those who need. Launched in 2000, as a tax-exempt, nonprofit philanthropic organization with the long-term goal of building permanent funds to benefit Johnson County residents. The foundation administers $26.8 million in assets and has distributed more than $11.8 million in grants. CFJC supports more than 200 Partners in Philanthropy including nonprofit organizations, family and business funds and community fund affiliates . . . for good . . . forever.