Generosity is at the
       heart of our work

Together with our community and partners, we transform generosity into lasting change toward a prosperous and just Chattanooga where all can thrive and achieve their full potential.

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Our Vision

We believe in a vibrant community where everyone has the resources, opportunities, and relationships we need to achieve our full potential and thrive, regardless of place, race, or identity.

Our Approach

Generosity is at the heart of our work. Across three key focus areas, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga works to address root causes, build lasting change, and support a community of donors who are committed to impact and change in our community.

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  • Philanthropy

    We help grow a community of donors who are committed to transforming their generosity into lasting impact in the greater Chattanooga region. Through relationships and philanthropic support, we help our donors make a difference.
  • Impact

    We support and invest in diverse and collaborative partners and leaders, through developing and supporting their narratives, stories, and ideas, to realize lasting lasting change that will disrupt intergenerational poverty, create opportunities for prosperity, advance racial equity, and decrease disparities in outcomes for communities of color.
  • Stewardship

    We are committed to being excellent stewards of community resources. That’s why we’re committed to operational excellence, maintaining a high-performing team, and meeting or exceeding market returns in order to ensure we can continue to affect change for generations to come.

Our Theory of Change

Lasting community impact happens when we work together. As a community foundation, we support and invest in strong leaders, anchors, stories, and ideas.

Strong Leaders

Grassroots leaders are catalytic forces for systems change in our community. That’s why our strategy invests in the identification, development, and elevation of diverse community leaders as a key strategy for fostering opportunity and economic mobility in our city.

Strong Anchors

Our city is stronger with strong organizations leading the way for change. That’s why we will equip local institutions and organizations to be equity-focused, strategic, and systems-oriented.

Strong Stories

Stories have the power to advance or disrupt systems that perpetuate poverty, inequity, and injustice in our community. That’s why we will partner with our grantees to tell stories that help create a more equitable and just community.

Strong Ideas

Our biggest challenges have solutions right in our own community. That’s why we equip grassroots leaders, local officials, non-profits, and local businesses with the tools they need to advance the ideas that help Chattanooga become a more prosperous community for all.

For over 50 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga has been a force for good in our community by transforming generosity into lasting impact in service of a more prosperous and just city for all Chattanoogans.

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Scholars

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, over 3,000 Chattanooga students have attended and graduated college.

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Nonprofits

Our caring and inclusive grant cycle supports organizations serving our most vulnerable neighbors.

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Donors

We help transform generosity into lasting change by creating tailored plans and meaningful giving experiences.

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Professional Advisors

We partner with professional advisors to provide more value for their clients, provide highly tailored philanthropic experiences, and longer-lasting relationships.

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Our People

The leadership and staff of the Foundation work hand-in-hand with our Board of Directors and our community to make Chattanooga a more prosperous and just city.

Maeghan Jones

Maeghan Jones

President and CEO (ext. 13)

President and CEO (ext. 13)
Maeghan Jones

Maeghan Jones

President and CEO (ext. 13)

President and CEO (ext. 13)
Marisa Ogles

Marisa Ogles

VP, Donor Services and Engagement (ext. 22)

VP, Donor Services and Engagement (ext. 22)
Marisa Ogles

Marisa Ogles

VP, Donor Services and Engagement (ext. 22)

VP, Donor Services and Engagement (ext. 22)
Rebecca Underwood

Rebecca Underwood

VP, Finance and Administration (ext. 14)

VP, Finance and Administration (ext. 14)
Rebecca Underwood

Rebecca Underwood

VP, Finance and Administration (ext. 14)

VP, Finance and Administration (ext. 14)
Dwayne Marshall

Dwayne Marshall

VP, Community Investment (ext. 30)

VP, Community Investment (ext. 30)
Dwayne Marshall

Dwayne Marshall

VP, Community Investment (ext. 30)

VP, Community Investment (ext. 30)
Robin Posey

Robin Posey

Director of community impact (ext. 15)

Director of community impact (ext. 15)
Robin Posey

Robin Posey

Director of community impact (ext. 15)

Director of community impact (ext. 15)
Dr. Stephanie Young

Dr. Stephanie Young

Director of Scholarships (ext. 11)

Director of Scholarships (ext. 11)
Dr. Stephanie Young

Dr. Stephanie Young

Director of Scholarships (ext. 11)

Director of Scholarships (ext. 11)
Ashley Bice

Ashley Bice

Receptionist and Financial Assistant (ext. 10)

Receptionist and Financial Assistant (ext. 10)
Ashley Bice

Ashley Bice

Receptionist and Financial Assistant (ext. 10)

Receptionist and Financial Assistant (ext. 10)
Keely Gilliland

Keely Gilliland

Executive Assistant (ext. 20)

Executive Assistant (ext. 20)
Keely Gilliland

Keely Gilliland

Executive Assistant (ext. 20)

Executive Assistant (ext. 20)
Chris Adams

Chris Adams

Donor Services Associate (ext. 31)

Donor Services Associate (ext. 31)
Chris Adams

Chris Adams

Donor Services Associate (ext. 31)

Donor Services Associate (ext. 31)
Rebekah Gouger

Rebekah Gouger

Community Impact Associate (ext. 27)

Community Impact Associate (ext. 27)
Rebekah Gouger

Rebekah Gouger

Community Impact Associate (ext. 27)

Community Impact Associate (ext. 27)
Woodson Carpenter

Woodson Carpenter

Communications and Engagement Coordinator (ext. 24)

Communications and Engagement Coordinator (ext. 24)
Woodson Carpenter

Woodson Carpenter

Communications and Engagement Coordinator (ext. 24)

Communications and Engagement Coordinator (ext. 24)
Catherine Coker

Catherine Coker

Staff Accountant (ext. 23)

Staff Accountant (ext. 23)
Catherine Coker

Catherine Coker

Staff Accountant (ext. 23)

Staff Accountant (ext. 23)

Board of Directors

Charlie Brock

Chair

Chair

Cheryl Key

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Greg Willett

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Dallas Joseph

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Barry Large

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Lorie Runge

Treasurer

Treasurer

Ansley Moses

Secretary

Secretary

Dr. Dave Bhattacharya

Rondell Crier

Silvia Ramos

Ray Ryan

Dr. Shewanee Howard-Baptiste

Ben Brown

Dr. Ruth Liu

Daniela Peterson

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Finances & Stewardship

We are proud of our legacy of stewardship in our community. View CFGC's annual finances and investment performance.