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 encourage philanthropy and make communities stronger 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 the Peyton Anderson Foundation, Community Health Services. Inc., and the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. She is also a member of Mercer University’s Innovation Center Steering Committee, Navicent Health’s Audit Committee, the Foundation Center’s Atlanta Advisory Board, Career Women’s Network, and Vineville United Methodist Church. 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 and OneMacon. She has served on the boards of Leadership Georgia, the Southeastern Council of Foundations, United Way of Central Georgia, the Macon Economic Development Commission, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, Navicent Health’s Children’s Hospital, the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance, the Center for Racial Understanding, and the Mentors Project of Bibb County. Kathryn worked for SunTrust Bank, Middle Georgia for 15 years and when she left for the Community Foundation was a Senior Vice President and the leader of the Wealth Management Division. She and her husband, Brown, have three children and one grandchild.
Executive Vice Presidenthhamilton@cfcga.org
Hazle Hamilton manages the Foundation’s finance and administrative functions and systems. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, and the Georgia Society of CPA’s. She is a member of the Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group for Community Foundations and former member of the Community Foundations National Standards Board including a two-year term as President. She was a 2006 Southeastern Council of Foundations Hull Fellow. She is a member of the Central Georgia Estate Planning Council and the Career Women’s Network of Macon having served terms as President of each. She was honored by CWN in 2018 as a Woman of Achievement. She previously served on the Middle Georgia Regional Library Board and remains a strong supporter of our public library system. She is a graduate of Leadership Macon. Hazle holds a degree in accounting from Mercer University and is a graduate of the National Planned Giving Institute of the College of William & Mary.
Vice President of Development & Donor Servicesjwood@cfcga.org
Julia Wood is responsible for assisting potential donors and their professional advisors in establishing funds at the Foundation. She joined the CFCG team in 2008. Julia graduated from Mercer University with a Master’s of Business Administration and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism. In 2010, Julia received a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation from The American College and she is a 21/64 certified advisor for family philanthropy. She is a member of the Central Georgia Estate Planning Council, 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.
Monique Pitts-Taylor manages the Foundation’s scholarship programs. She is the primary contact for students applying for scholarships, high school counselors, and scholarship selection committee members. Monique graduated from Southwest High School, and she received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a Bachelor’s of Arts Dual Degree in Fashion Design & Merchandising from Clark Atlanta University. She loves to travel, and she is married to Arnez.
Darius D. Maynard
Darius processes weekly grant recommendations from the Foundation’s donors and manages the Foundation’s competitive grantmaking programs. Darius graduated from Westside High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of West Georgia. Darius prides himself on being an active member in his community both civically and philanthropically. He currently sits on the board for the Middle Georgia Regional Commission where he serves on the Aging Services Committee. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated where he serves as Treasurer and Scholarship Sub-Committee Co-Chair. He has a passion for education and enjoys helping others develop and achieve. He considers his family and friends as his greatest blessings and delights in the time that he spends with them.
Communications and Development Associatencleveland@cfcga.org
Nancy Cleveland works to expand the Foundation’s presence and reach in all 21 counties through external communication of the Foundation’s culture of philanthropy and community impact. With her advertising background, Nancy’s expertise is put to use managing the community foundation’s day-to-day advertising, media relations and e-communication activities. In addition, she works closely with the development department on a variety of projects, including providing marketing support to component funds. Nancy comes to the Foundation from the Macon-Bibb County Government, where she served as a Senior Administrative Assistant and liaison to the Public Affairs Department. She is an active volunteer in her neighborhood, a graduate of Historic Macon Foundation’s Leadership Institute, and a member of the Leadership Macon Class of 2018. Nancy earned her Bachelor of Science in Advertising in 2012 from Syracuse University. Although, raised in New York, she was born in Macon, GA, and re-located to the Cherry Blossom capital in 2014. When she’s not hard at work, she can often be found hanging out with friends, traveling or playing with her dog, Duchess.
Laura Beth Shealy
Donor Services Associatelbshealy@cfcga.org
Laura Beth develops and maintains strong relationships between the Community Foundation and its donors across 21 counties by serving as the first point of contact for all fund holders, handling specific requests, questions, and concerns. Laura Beth graduated from Newberry College and received a Bachelor’s in History and English. She is a South Carolina native, but has lived in Macon for over two years.
Carol Johnson supports the entire CFCG team and she is responsible for processing all charitable contributions received by the Foundation. She is married with three children, and she enjoys fitness and loves dogs.