The first chief people officer at Arizona Community Foundation will begin Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Monica Brown comes to ACF after serving as The Cleveland Foundation’s vice president, human resources, building operations and guest services. She spent more than 16 years at The Cleveland Foundation and, as a member of the executive team, was responsible for leading all people and culture initiatives.
Established in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide family of charitable funds supported by thousands of statewide residents. ACF is among the top 25 community foundations in the nation with more than $1.4 billion in trust and endowment assets.
Arizona Community Foundation is located at 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 405b, in Phoenix.
Brown is a passionate community volunteer, most recently serving as vice chair of the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation Board, chair of the Grantmaking Committee, and member of the Governance Committee. She was the founder and chair of the Collaboration for Nonprofit HR Professionals, an initiative dedicated to building the capacity of HR leaders serving in nonprofits across Northeast Ohio.
“Having served as an executive leader in the world’s first community foundation, and a top 25 in the country with over $2.5 billion assets under management, Monica will bring compassion and expertise in guiding our strategy around our greatest asset, our people,” ACF President & CEO Anna María Chávez shared in a press release. “As a community leader, Monica understands the needs and interests of our donors, as well as the issues our donors care most about.”
Since inception, the Arizona Community Foundation has awarded more than $1.2 billion in grants, scholarships, and loans to nonprofit organizations, schools, students, and government agencies.