Nancy is the founding executive director of Grand Victoria Foundation. Nancy drew upon her extensive experience in program and organizational development, community-based collaborations, and marketing to develop the framework for the Foundation. The result is a philanthropic organization that is entrepreneurial, relationship oriented, and user-centered.
Nancy has introduced several statewide and community-based initiatives that center on strong networks and cooperative action. In 2009, the Foundation’s work to build the leadership and philanthropic capabilities of community foundations through Communityworks was recognized with a Critical Impact Award given by the Council on Foundations. In 2010, the Foundation received the Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications, also from the Council on Foundations.
Nancy has served on the boards of The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, Alliance for the Great Lakes and Hyde Park Art Center.