Coweta Community Foundation board elects chair
These are exciting times for the Coweta Community Foundation, say board members.
Since the foundation’s recent merger with numerous non-profits within the county in late 2013, the organization’s main focus is raising funds to distribute in Coweta County.
CCF is gearing up for its first annual campaign to begin in the fourth quarter. Their goal is to raise $250,000 in an effort to impact the community in a more significant, measurable way.
While the organization has experienced many changes over the years, the leadership has remained solid. Amy Sweet has served on the board in some capacity since 2007. She has continued as chairperson for the last five years. Although the average term for most organizations is three years, Sweet continued to serve until the merger with Coweta Together was completed.
While reflecting on her time, Sweet commented, “We have weathered the economic storm and had to come up with creative ways to attract donors during the recession. The ultimate goal was and remains to streamline philanthropic efforts in the county for individual donors as well as organizational donation goals.”
Sweet recently passed the torch to fellow board member Ginger Jackson Queener.
Queener brings more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry. She is a vice president of wealth management at UBS Financial Services Inc. – Alpharetta. Queener is a resident of Newnan, by way of Tennessee. She is married to Stanley and bonus mom to Kate and Joseph.
Queener was a very active in her service role within her home community of Dickson County, TN. She was the past president and secretary for Dickson Area Women in Business, a member of the Dickson Good Morning Rotary, a board member for The Community Foundation of Dickson County and The Rock Church Cemetery Association. She is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Dickson County with the honor of having received the Leadership Award for the graduating class.
In addition, Queener just finished her term as president of the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club where she was awarded the prestigious Sheffield Award for Leadership for a Category I club by Rotary District 6900. Her club was also awarded Club of the Year. Just recently she began serving as the Rotary District 6900 Secretary for 2014-2015. Sweet said Queener possesses the essential skills that CCF needs as the organization expands its reach and impact within the Coweta community.
CCF continues to strive to grow processes along with its donor base and donations.
“We have undergone many changes in CCF and will continue pushing forward with the implementation plan,” said Queener.
Sweet will continue to serve on the board and will dedicate her efforts on helping the new leadership be more effective.
CCF's funding interests include, but are not limited to, women’s and children's issues, public safety, education, and the arts. CCF maintains a broad and ongoing grants program.
Established in 1997 by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, CCF exists to help make the quality of life better for all Coweta County citizens. As a 501(c)3 organization governed by an entirely volunteer-staffed board of directors, CCF’s primary goal is to accept, manage and disperse gifts and bequests from individuals, organizations, corporations, and estates.
Those wishing to learn how they can leave a legacy to touch the community may visit the CCF website at www.cowetafoundation.org or call 770-253-1833.