February 26, 2024
Annapolis, US 46 F

Community Foundation adds two new staff members to team

community foundationThe Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) is pleased to announce two new additions to its team of experts: Kathy Shaffer, Manager, Communications and Events, and Jan Hoffberger, Manager, Grants and Scholarships.

“The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County is in its next phase of growth. Kathy and Jan bring the skill sets we need to help us get to the next level for the community,” said Melissa Curtin, Executive Director. “Our team is ramping up our focus on helping meet the critical needs in the county in partnership with generous donors and high quality nonprofit organizations.”

Shaffer is responsible for internal and external communications including creating materials, planning foundation events, developing messages, and maintaining social media presence. She fosters relationships with media influencers, and promotes opportunities for editorial coverage that extends CFAAC’s giving work and philanthropy vision to key audiences including current and future donors, nonprofit leaders, professional advisors and the community at large.

Shaffer brings more than 18 years of marketing and public relations agency experience in the Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles markets. Most recently, she served in a communications role at Hillsmere Elementary School in Annapolis, heading the school’s student publishing program including a Guinness Book of World Record’s writing attempt. She currently hosts and produces a monthly show for AACPS-TV called “Parent’s Corner.”

Shaffer serves on the board of directors for the Oyster Harbor Community Association and recently received a Volunteer Recognition award from the Governor’s office. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Shaffer resides in Annapolis with her husband and two children.

As Manager, Grants and Scholarships, Hoffberger oversees all grants and scholarships awarded by CFAAC including Ladders to Success, Grants 4 Teachers, Help Our Neighbors, Strengthening Nonprofits, the Officer Grant Turner Scholarships and the Herzberg-Wild Scholarships. Hoffberger also works with CFAAC fund holders to identify appropriate nonprofits to receive grants from donor advised funds and nonprofits to identify appropriate grant programs to meet their funding needs.

Hoffberger brings extensive experience working in nonprofit organization management as well as philanthropy and grantmaking. She served as the executive director of four nonprofit organizations including a small foundation, and as CFAAC’s Program Director from 2009-2014. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, the Institute for Organization Management and the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Nonprofit Fellows Program.

Jan is a YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County TWIN Honoree and a “Seeds 4 Success Helping Hand Award” recipient for her work with nonprofits in Anne Arundel County.

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) publically supported philanthropic organization with the long term goal of building permanent funds that provide support to local nonprofit organizations through grants and special projects. The CFAAC mission is to connect people who care to contribute to causes that matter. For more information, contact CFAAC at 410.280.1102 or www.cfaac.org.


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