The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) is pleased to announce that Kelly Huber has been appointed to the role of Vice President for Philanthropy following a national search. In this new role, Huber is responsible for building the assets at the Community Foundation while ensuring the highest standards of service for CFSA donors and community partners.
CFSA’s President and CEO Jenny Flynn shared, “Kelly’s deep knowledge of CFSA, our programs, and community needs, as well as her existing relationships with donors and community partners, is a tremendous asset in her new role. ” Flynn continued, “Her expertise and commitment to connecting donors with the causes they care about will allow her to hit the ground running and build a team that will take CFSA to the next level of philanthropic service.”
A Tucson native, Huber has served in various nonprofit leadership roles for nearly two decades following her education at The University of Arizona and the School for International Training. Prior to her career as a foundation professional, Huber was the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, worked as a math and science teacher, and coordinated public art purchasing for the state of New Mexico.
Huber joined CFSA in 2013 and has served the Foundation as the Senior Director of Community Investments for the last four years. During that time, she has transformed the Community Investments Department and dramatically increased CFSA’s support of critical issues in Southern Arizona. Her engagement of donors, community members, and other regional funders has led to significant growth in the financial support and technical assistance offered through CFSA.
Through Huber’s efforts, CFSA’s CORE Collaborator Program has been a true success, with CORE general operating support grants increasing from $300,000 in 2017 to $854,000 in 2021. She has also engaged donors and regional funders to support and grow critical impact strategies like CFSA’s Catchafire program and Center for Healthy Nonprofits and launched a new funding partnership to support organizational development in inclusion, diversity equity, and access.
Huber shared, “I am thrilled to begin a new chapter in my career with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and work with our talented staff, nonprofit partners, and the professional advisor community to help donors achieve their philanthropic goals.”