In April, the Granville Community Foundation welcomed Susanna Snyder as the Director of Operations. This is a new position for the Foundation and the Board of Directors is excited for the momentum it represents. The 2019 spring grant cycle brought in a record-breaking amount of requests for GCF funding, and highlighted a need for increased staff support. The Granville Community Foundation has employed an administrator for several years, but voted to transform the role and create a new position with wider scope.
Susanna has a master’s degree in counseling from Southwestern College, has worked 19 years in the non-profit sector, and brings extensive grant writing experience. In addition to her new role at GCF, she is currently the Development Officer at the Licking County Humane Society. Prior to LCHS, Susanna was the Studio Director at the Granville Studio of Visual Arts. Susanna grew up in Granville, graduated from Granville High School, and is grateful to be back in the Village after moving home in 2012.
The GCF Director of Operations role responsibilities include: providing administrative support for the Board of Directors specifically serving as a liaison between the Board and the Granville community, grant support, PR & social media, donor stewardship, and other operational duties.
The Granville Community Foundation was founded nearly 50 years ago and is responsible for the fiscal management of its $2 million endowment and allocation of community grants, which have totaled over $200,000 in the last three years. The GCF mission is to bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support the things that really matter to you, and to your neighbors, like preserving historic landmarks, supporting cherished community events, launching innovative programs in education, cultivating the arts, and helping families in need.
Every year, as terms expire, the Granville Community Foundation accepts applications to its Board of Directors. This very special honor allows individuals to support our community in a unique way. All are welcome to apply and will find required application documents at the GCF website listed below. For more information about the Granville Community Foundation, a full list of the projects they fund, and how to donate to the mission visit their website at www.granvillecommunityfoundation.org and check them out on Facebook @GranvilleTogether.