Lakeland, FL (July 11, 2023) – GiveWell Community Foundation (GWCF) is proud to announce that Dorena Geary, CPA, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. In her new role, Dorena has taken on additional financial responsibilities as she continues to lead all accounting activities at the Community Foundation. “I am pleased to announce Dorena’s promotion to Chief Financial Officer,” said Callie Neslund, GWCF President/CEO. “She has been a valuable asset to our organization.”

Dorena joined GWCF as Controller in January 2023, bringing with her 40 years of experience in accounting. “I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to working with the staff, board, and fundholders as GiveWell Community Foundation continues its mission to help improve the quality of life here in our communities,” said Geary. Prior to joining GWCF, she previously served as Vice President of Operations at the Texas Methodist Foundation. Geary is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and the Southwest CUNA Management School.

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About GiveWell Community Foundation

The mission of GiveWell Community Foundation (GWCF) is to champion charitable giving to improve the quality of life in the areas we serve, both now and for future generations. We accomplish this by working with individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits to build stronger communities in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties through charitable funds and competitive grant cycles. Since its founding in 1997, the community foundation has awarded more than $400 million in grants. Today, GWCF is home to more than 380 charitable funds and the Impact Polk and Empower Polk grant cycles. To learn more about GWCF, visit givecf.org or call 863-683-3131.

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