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Our Affiliates

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia also serves the Coffee County, Fort Valley, and Lamar County areas through our affiliate Foundations.

Meet our Staff

Kathryn H. Dennis

Kathryn Dennis serves as President of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.  She joined CFCG in June 2002 and works closely with the Foundation’s Board, staff, and donors to make our communities stronger and to encourage philanthropy in our region.  Kathryn is a native Georgian and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in History.  She is also a Leadership Georgia and a Leadership Macon graduate.   She was a 2003 Southeastern Council of Foundations Hull Fellow.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Leadership Georgia, the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance, and Health Services Navicent Health. She is also a member of the College Hill Alliance Steering Committee, the Foundation Center’s Atlanta Advisory Board, Career Women’s Network and Vineville United Methodist Church.  Kathryn is a tri-chair of the One Macon! Community and Economic Development Initiative. She is the convener of the Macon Council of Foundations.  She is a past president of the Rotary Club of Macon, the Junior League of Macon and the Macon Estate Planning Council, and a past chair of the Stratford Academy Board of Trustees.  She has served on the boards of the Southeastern Council of Foundations, United Way of Central Georgia, the Macon Economic Development Commission, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, the Children’s Hospital, the Center for Racial Understanding, and the Mentors Project of Bibb County.  She and her husband, Brown, have 3 children.

Hazle Hamilton
Chief Administrative Officer

Hazle Hamilton joined the Foundation's staff in August, 2000. She is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of professional experience in public and private sector accounting and management.  She holds a BBA degree in accounting from Mercer University and is a graduate of the National Planned Giving Institute of the College of William & Mary and of Leadership Macon.  She is a 2006 Hull Fellow of the Southeastern Council of Foundations.  Mrs. Hamilton currently serves as Treasurer of the Community Foundations National Standards Board and President of the Macon Estate Planning Council.  She is a member of the American Institute of CPA's, the Georgia Society of CPA's, and the Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group for Community Foundations.  She is a member and former President of the Career Women's Network of Macon, and previously served on the Middle Georgia Regional Library Board as Treasurer. 

Julia Wood
Director of Donor Services

Julia joined the Community Foundation team as the Director of Donor Services in August 2008. Julia graduated from Mercer University with a Master of Business Administration and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. In 2010, Julia received a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation from The American College.  She is a member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon, a past president of the Junior League of Macon, a 2011 5 Under 40 Young Leader, a founder of the I Love Macon campaign, a 2010 Hull Fellow of the Southeastern Council of Foundations, and a 2007 graduate of Leadership Macon.  Julia is married to Lynn, and they have one daughter.

Alex Leahy
Program Officer

Alex Leahy joined the Community Foundation full time in September 2011. She previously worked part time at the Foundation since July 2005. Alex graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, and she has a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia College and State University. Alex serves on the Macon-Bibb Age Friendly Advisory Committee and the Miller Lanier Central Board of Advisors. She is a member of the Leadership Macon Class of 2015 and is a 2016 Hull Fellow of the Southeastern Council of Foundations.  Alex is married to Patrick, a History teacher at Northside High School in Warner Robins; they have two dogs, Ruby and Rocko.


Emily Lambert
Foundation Associate

Emily Lambert joined the Foundation in 2014 as the Foundation Associate.  She is a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi. 

Leesa Woodall

Development Associate for the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation

Leesa joined the CFCG staff in 2015 to grow the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation.  Leesa is a native of Macon, GA, and the daughter of Betty and the late Wendell Barnes. She graduated from Central High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Medical College of Georgia.  She has resided in Barnesville, GA since 1983 with her husband Lee.  They have three grown children and six grandchildren.

Leesa has served in developing capacities in Barnesville for the Clean Community Commission, the Barnesville-Lamar Agricultural Authority, Youth Ministries at First United Methodist Church, and John’s Place Adult Day Care.

“It has been a true privilege to raise my family in such a loving and vibrant community as Barnesville, and is now my privilege to work to strengthen Barnesville by encouraging philanthropy."