Polk County Community Foundation Leadership Transition

Published 9:34 pm Sunday, October 10, 2021

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Elizabeth Nager, President & CEO of the Polk County Community Foundation for the past 21 years, has informed the Foundation’s Board of Directors of her readiness for retirement.  Tom Jackson, Chair of the PCCF Board of Directors reflected that “during Elizabeth’s tenure, the assets of the Foundation have grown exponentially, but more importantly, support for the local non-profits and the community has equally grown.  This success is due to Elizabeth’s commitment to our community, and she has made a transformative impact. Her legacy will be felt long beyond her tenure.” 


In reflecting on her tenure at the Foundation, Elizabeth said, “I am grateful for all of the generous contributions of time and money from so many donors, board members and other volunteers who are the backbone of the Foundation and our vitally important community nonprofits.   The talented staff members of the Foundation have been wonderful colleagues.  I will miss the many spirited dialogues regarding ways to enhance our volunteer grantmaking process and to encourage innovations in the Foundation and our nonprofit community.”

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The Board has appointed a search committee to manage the transition and identify a new leader for the organization.  “We are fortunate that Elizabeth will be available to help ensure a seamless transition to a new leader of the Foundation” added Jackson.


Since 1975, the Polk County Community Foundation has been dedicated to advancing philanthropy and improving the quality of life for all citizens in the community centered in and around Polk County, North Carolina. The Foundation receives charitable donations of all sizes from community members and then distributes grants to area nonprofits, awards scholarships to local students, manages endowment funds for local nonprofits, and administers other funds tailored to the specific charitable wishes of individual donors.


Information about the position will soon be posted on the Foundation’s website:  www.polkccf.org