The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is pleased to announce Joshua McCloud as its new Donor Services & Community Outreach Coordinator, a newly created position at the foundation, according to Kit Parks, Executive Director of the region’s public charity.
Joshua comes to the foundation with a skill set tailored for donor-services work along with ties to southeast Kansas. Joshua has lived in Pittsburg since childhood. He graduated from USD 250 schools and Pittsburg State University, where he obtained a B.A. degree in Political Science. After completing his undergraduate degree, Joshua moved to Texas, where he earned his law degree from Baylor University. His studies there focused on business organizations, tax, and estate planning. Since that time, Joshua operated in his own law practice in Texas until returning to Pittsburg in 2015.
When asked about his new role at the community foundation, Joshua replied, “I am excited to be able to help advance the Community Foundation’s mission to encourage charitable giving benefiting the common good and quality of life for everyone in southeast Kansas. I look forward to working with donors and others in the community to help them understand how we can all help each other.”
The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas is a local public charitable foundation which awarded $238,000 in Foundation grants in 2018 and has facilitated $12.9 million in donations since its inception in 2001. The Community Foundation serves the region by providing donors with a wide variety of charitable interests and encouraging charitable giving that addresses present and future needs in our area.
Parks said, “It is with amazement and gratitude to have seen the Foundation’s growth in recent years, from assets of $18 million in 2015 to $42 million in 2018. Due to this growth, it is the right time to add a new position to assist in our mission to serve our community. The Foundation Board of Directors and staff are pleased to welcome Joshua McCloud to our team”. Joshua will join Community Foundation staff Executive Director Kit Parks, Office Administrator Kim Lynch, and Program Coordinator Sherri Stephens.