Lakeland, FL (January 16, 2023) – GiveWell Community Foundation is proud to announce Dorena Geary, CPA, as the organization’s new Controller. Dorena brings with her 40 years of experience in accounting. Geary recently moved to our community from Austin, Texas, where she previously served as Vice President of Operations at the Texas Methodist Foundation. She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and the Southwest CUNA Management School.

“We are delighted to have Dorena joining the GiveWell Community Foundation team,” said GWCF President/CEO, John Attaway. “Her knowledge and experience in accounting for foundations will be a great addition to the organization.”

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About GiveWell Community Foundation

The mission of the 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 $300 million in grants. Today, GWCF is home to more than 300 charitable funds and the Impact Polk and Empower Polk grant cycles. To learn more about GWCF, visit givecf.org or call 863-683-3131.