Embree to lead grantmaking, community leadership efforts as program officer for Community Foundation

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Kent Embree | Photo courtesy of Community Foundation

QUINCY — The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri recently named Kent Embree to serve as program officer. He will lead the Community Foundation’s grant programs, leadership initiatives and nonprofit and community-based outreach.

“Our Community Foundation does so much to help the people and missions of nonprofit organizations in our region,” Embree said in a press release. “I am looking forward to making the connections between important causes and donors who care about the progress of our communities and the people of both Illinois and Missouri.”

Embree comes to the Community Foundation with 30 years of professional experience with nonprofit fundraising and development, business ownership, advertising strategies and planning. Most recently, he served as executive director of the Quincy Public Schools Foundation, allowing the organization to implement strategic initiatives to improve fundraising and outreach in the community.

“Kent’s experience with and passion for the nonprofit community will serve both our grantees and donors well,” Community Foundation CEO Catherine Bocke Meckes said. “We look forward to leveraging Kent’s leadership skills to grow our nonprofits and help our donors create meaningful impact.”

Embree is a Quincy High School graduate, and he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.

The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri builds permanent charitable funds to assist area nonprofits and communities.

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