Welcome Mary Rutherford
After a highly competitive, nationwide search, Mary Rutherford has been selected as the Foundation's Chief Executive Officer. Joining the Foundation with nearly 20 years of philanthropic leadership, Mary embodies the values necessary to guide MCF and build partnerships to successfully cultivate a culture of giving so Montana communities can flourish.
Mary served for nine years as President of the $300 million University of Alaska Foundation, where she led improvements to governance, organizational structure, and processes to ensure the Foundation met national best practice standards. In addition to her role as President, Mary also served as the Chief Development Officer at the University of Alaska where she led donor relations, fundraising, and planned giving across the University of Alaska system.
We hope the philanthropic and greater Montana community will offer Mary congratulations and a warm welcome to Big Sky Country. We are grateful to have such an esteemed and highly qualified leader take the helm at MCF and know that the Foundation will be in thoughtful, experienced, and caring stewardship moving forward.
Want to know more? Read the announcement from board chair Dan Clark welcoming Mary or learn how to contact her.
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