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CAPITAL REGION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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CONTACT: Robin Miner-Swartz

Vice President of Communications

 (517) 256-6454

robin@crcfoundation.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 24, 2014

CAPITAL REGION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WELCOMES
NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

LANSING – The Capital Region Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Emily L. Matthews as the foundation’s new Chief Operating Officer. Matthews begins her work with CRCF on July 28, 2014.

Matthews’ role is a newly created position within the Community Foundation, responsible for managing the foundation’s day-to-day administrative operations. In addition, she will provide organizational and systems support for the foundation’s donor relations efforts.

Prior to joining the Capital Region Community Foundation, Matthews served as associate general counsel for Delta Dental of Michigan, one of the largest dental plan administrators in the nation. She started her legal career as a summer associate with Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C., and was later elected partner there. She is a past committee chair for the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Club committee, and she was named one of the Chamber’s “10 Over the Next 10” young professionals in the Lansing area.

Matthews earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her juris doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law. She lives in Laingsburg with her husband, attorney Aaron Matthews.

The Capital Region Community Foundation currently has more than $83 million in assets and was created by the community as a vehicle to support the charitable needs and philanthropic interests of people living in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. The Community Foundation receives gifts to establish endowment funds, and the income generated by the more than 400 funds is returned to the community each year in the form of grants. The Community Foundation awards hundreds of grants annually, totaling more than $3 million each year.

Learn more online at www.crcfoundation.org.

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