Susan Auchterlonie has been appointed as the new executive director for the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Community Foundation has a new executive director

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) has appointed Susan Auchterlonie as its new executive director.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with this appointment,” said CVCF president. “Susan brings a wealth of experience to the position and the board looks forward to working with her as we grow the Comox Valley Community Foundation to further benefit our community.”

Auchterlonie has an extensive background in fundraising and communications, most recently working with ZINC Strategies as a senior communications consultant and prior to that, as executive director of the North Island College Foundation. A long-time resident of the Comox Valley with deep roots, born in Cumberland and a graduate of G.P. Vanier Secondary School, Auchterlonie is thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve this wonderful community.

“I am very honoured by this appointment,” she said. “The board has set a positive and inclusive agenda in its mission to enrich the quality of life of Comox Valley residents. I am looking forward to working in collaboration and partnership with our donors, fund holders, agencies and local charitable organizations to address community needs.”

Auchterlonie replaces Jody Macdonald, who was the executive director since July of 2016.

Founded in 1996, the CVCF is a public charitable foundation registered with Canada Revenue Agency. The CVCF works with local families, businesses and organizations to create endowment funds that support the Comox Valley and its residents forever through grants and scholarships. Over the past 23 years, it has awarded more than $2.5 million to over 159 local non-profits and 180 students. For further information and to learn more about how you can make an impact, please visit www.cvcfoundation.org or call 250-338-8444.

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