We are delighted to welcome our new director for Bedford County and the Bedford County Endowments: Lifelong Bedford County resident Dina McGee will step into the role, effective immediately.
McGee dedicated 32 years to the field of education, including 23 as an elementary teacher and reading specialist, before joining CFA. In her new post, she will help grow the Bedford County Endowments and connect Bedford County donors with causes close to their hearts. McGee said she is encouraged about the possibilities.
“It’s nice to be valued for my skills and experience,” she said.
I spent my career looking out for the county’s future by working with children in our local schools. Now I’m proud to work toward a better future in a whole new way. From building our endowments to supporting our small businesses to encouraging young people to continue to see the value in their home community, I want to see Bedford County move forward on every level. I’m honored to be part of that.
Among her first priorities will be to educate more people about the Bedford County Endowments and especially the Bedford County Community Fund. Once that fund—an endowment set up to benefit Bedford County causes forever—reaches $100,000, regular grant distributions can begin. The fund has now reached $91,000, with plans for an end-of-year campaign to help the community achieve that important milestone.
CFA President Mike Kane said McGee is an ideal fit.
“Dina brings a great personality, enthusiasm, and her extensive knowledge of Bedford County to the team,” he said. “We’re looking forward to continued growth in Bedford County.”
Kane noted that the location of the Bedford County Endowments office, housed in Penn Square Centre in space provided by Mark Thomas, remains the same. People interested in learning more about the endowments or the Foundation can reach out to McGee at the Bedford office or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public will also have a chance to get to know McGee at an open-house style Meet & Greet, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 at 240 Cumberland Road, Bedford, PA 15522. Reservations are not required.