Fremont Area Community Foundation has selected Maria Gonzalez as Foundation Manager to serve three affiliated foundations: Osceola County Community Foundation, Mecosta County Community Foundation, and Lake County Community Foundation. She will also support the Amazing X Charitable Trust and Elderly Needs Fund.

As Foundation Manager, Gonzalez will serve the trustees of the affiliate advisory boards and connect them to resources around strategy, development, donor relations, grant programs, and community engagement activities.

“We are excited to have Maria serve our geographic affiliates and supporting organizations,” said Carla Roberts, FACF President and CEO. “She brings great energy and attention to detail to this position. She will be an outstanding asset to Lake, Mecosta, and Osceola counties as well as the Fremont Area Community Foundation.”

Gonzalez is a graduate of Newaygo High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University where she studied political science and public relations. Most recently, she worked as district representative for Senator Goeff Hansen and served for two years on the Community Foundation Board of Trustees.

“The connectivity to community is one of the things I have appreciated most about my experience so far with the Community Foundation,” said Gonzalez. “The whole staff is dedicated to moving communities forward.”

In her new position, Gonzalez hopes to enhance this same sense of connectivity with the geographic affiliates. “I most look forward to forming connected relationships with the trustees of the affiliate advisory boards, and the communities as a whole.”