The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is pleased to announce the addition of Cheri Wilson as Development Officer. Wilson’s appointment follows a banner year as the organization received over $14.7 million in charitable donations and granted over $11 million on behalf of their donors and programs.
Wilson shares, “I am thrilled and deeply grateful for the opportunity to join the dedicated team and mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville. I look forward to working in collaboration with our generous Community Partners to further the work of empowering people and investing in our community’s needs.”
Wilson will leverage her experience as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) to foster community engagement and collaborative partnerships to enhance investment in the Community Foundation’s key projects and programs and further their positive impact on quality of life across the region. Most recently, Wilson served as Executive Director of Advancement for Oakwood University to identify, engage, and steward donors to develop and strengthen donor relationships and advance the University’s mission through philanthropy.
Melissa Thompson, CAP®, CEO/President of the Community Foundation, says of Wilson’s appointment, “Cheri Wilson brings a wealth of experience – cultivated over years of serving our community well – to her role as Development Officer. At the Community Foundation, we strive to be the trusted leader in strategic generosity, and Cheri will be an incredible resource to our corporate donors who want to do more good in this place we all call home.”
The Community Foundation was established in 2008 and has since raised approximately $75 million in charitable funds as it strives to fulfill its mission to mobilize generosity to improve the quality of life in our community by inspiring, simplifying and amplifying generosity.