The Community Foundation Appoints New Regional Charitable Giving Officer for the Coachella Valley

Michelle Decker, President and CEO of The Community Foundation, has appointed Joe Staley, Jr. to represent the Foundation in the Coachella Valley as Regional Charitable Giving Officer.

“We’re thrilled to have Joe join the staff of The Community Foundation,” said Decker. “We are confident that his experience and skills will help strengthen the Foundation’s position in the desert.”

Working from the Foundation’s Palm Desert office, Staley’s responsibilities will be to lead the Foundation’s asset development activities, cultivate donor relationships and provide donor services in the Coachella Valley.

Staley has served as a fundraising executive in the nonprofit sector spanning 15 years—most recently as the Development Director of The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Georgia. At The Hambidge Center, he was responsible for expanding their Distinguished Fellowship program, creating a success soiree model to fund special projects and increasing multi-tiered support for their three most important fundraising events of the year. Prior to The Hambidge Center, Staley worked for an environmental nonprofit called Trees Atlanta for over 11 years. There, he was instrumental in the expansion of the organization, helping Trees Atlanta relocate to a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility.

“I am delighted and honored to be joining the dynamic Foundation team,” said Staley. “Now that we have made Palm Springs our new home, I look forward to partnering with individuals and organizations dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of residents of the Coachella Valley.”

About The Community Foundation
The Community Foundation is the oldest and largest community foundation in Inland Southern California (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties). Established in 1941, at 78 years old The Community Foundation stewards over $100 million in assets and provides college scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations across the two-county region and beyond. Since its founding, the Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to support programs that strengthen the community. For more information visit The Community Foundation’s website at Be a part of our conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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