Melissa Thompson, CEO and President of the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, has recently been accredited to be a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, a designation that certifies that its recipients share a common body of knowledge to collaborate effectively with clients on all aspects of charitable gift planning. The CAP® designation follows a rigorous program of study including three 14-week graduate-level courses and culminating in comprehensive exams to demonstrate cross-disciplinary knowledge of philanthropic planning, taxation, finance, fundraising, purposeful planning, family philanthropy, psychology, and strategic philanthropy.
Thompson shares, “The Community Foundation helps donors be generous, however that looks for them. The CAP® program provides additional insights into philanthropic planning that will better equip us to guide those with a heart for generosity on the philanthropic path that is uniquely suited to each donor. The sophisticated generosity strategies learned through CAP® will help our donors realize their philanthropic goals for themselves, their family, and their community.”
The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing generosity to improve the quality of life in the Greater Huntsville community. Thompson has served with the Community Foundation for 11 years, including most recently as its CEO and President. She received her Bachelors of Science in History from Liberty University and subsequently attained her Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University. This CAP® designation will bolster continued service to this community and its future through the power of generosity.