CAPITAL REGION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Monday, November 2, 2015
CAPITAL REGION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WELCOMES
NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
LANSING – The Capital Region Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Laurie Strauss Baumer as the foundation’s new Chief Operating Officer. Baumer begins her work with CRCF on Nov. 2, 2015.
Baumer will be 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, Baumer served as the president and CEO of Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children.
“Laurie’s highly developed management skills and extensive experience with a wide variety of nonprofit organizational issues will be of great benefit to the Community Foundation as we continue our strategic planning process and position the foundation as a leader of positive change,” said Dennis W. Fliehman, president and CEO of the Capital Region Community Foundation.
Baumer earned bachelor’s degrees in advertising and English from Michigan State University and holds a certification in fundraising management from the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy.
The Capital Region Community Foundation currently has more than $85 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 nearly $3.5 million each year.
Learn more online at www.crcfoundation.org.