Laskarides named Senior Regional Director of Arizona Community Foundation

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PHOENIX – The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce the promotions of two current team members.

Angie Laskarides, MA, CAP has been appointed Senior Regional Director and continues to lead ACF Cochise and ACF Gila Valley. In this role, she will continue to oversee the two distinct regions that cover one-third of the state, serving donors, community members and nonprofit organizations in Southeast Arizona, including Tucson area fund holders. His former title was regional manager.

Since joining the foundation in 2015, Laskarides has transformed ACF’s smallest affiliate serving Graham and Greenlee counties into a growing and sustainable community resource. She has also earned her Certified Philanthropy Advisor designation, which provides philanthropic leaders with a common body of knowledge to effectively engage with clients on planning for bequests. Laskarides currently serves as President of the Southern Arizona Planned Giving Roundtable and led the organization through a rebrand in 2020.

Prior to ACF, Laskarides held various leadership positions for the American Red Cross and served as Senior Program Coordinator for ASU’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. She holds a master’s degree in political science and a bachelor’s degree in public administration, both from Western Michigan University.

Jennifer Foley has been promoted to Senior Director of Marketing and Communications. In this role, Foley will continue to play an important role in leading the organization’s strategic and tactical marketing and communications efforts for ACF. Foley will continue to advance ACF’s brand and reputation by telling thoughtful stories about the communities the organization serves across the state.

Since joining the foundation in 2016, Foley has taken the lead in ACF’s marketing and communications efforts, including a complete brand overhaul with new logos, colors and messages; five annual reports; a three-year impact assessment of donor relations; and the development of internal communication standards. She is currently leading a total website redesign project which should be launched this fall.

Prior to ACF, Foley had nearly 10 years of experience managing nonprofit organizations, having served as a communications specialist for the Rodel Foundation of Arizona, an ACF support organization, and as a web development and information services for Harness Tracks of America. She holds a bachelor’s degree in media arts from the University of Arizona.

“We are investing in the growth of our leaders to keep pace with the complexity of our organization,” said Steve Seleznow, President and CEO of ACF. “We continue to adapt to business changes and build our leadership capacity after two consecutive years of record asset growth and grantmaking.”

These key promotions were made in addition to previously announced personnel changes, including the promotion of Glenn Wike to Chief of Staff/Senior Vice President of Community Investment on April 1 and the addition of members of the team Amber Ramirez, who joined ACF on July 1 as Senior Philanthropic Advisor, and Anne Medina-Doak, who joined ACF on July 5 as Director, Policy and Public Affairs.

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