CFSA Welcomes Two New Staff Members

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is pleased to announce that Melinda Gee-McDaniel has been appointed to the role of Communications Manager in our Operations Department.

A Tucson native, Melinda has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 6 years in the areas of communications, grants and contracts, and fund development. Prior to joining the nonprofit field, Melinda lived abroad teaching high school English and Psychology in Nanjing, China. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a double major in Communication and Psychology and loves telling stories that inform and inspire the community!

In her spare time, Melinda enjoys volunteering with organizations around Tucson, trying new local restaurants, reading, hitting the gym, and continuing to collect stamps in her passport with her husband.

CFSA is also pleased to announce that Jonathan Kleefeld has joined our Finance Department as Finance and Gifts Associate.

Jonathan joined the CFSA team in August 2022 and is excited to be a part of the Foundation’s committed efforts to support the Southern Arizona community. Jonathan loves travel, the outdoors, books, music, movies, and delicious food, and could never possibly say enough about how much he adores his wife, kid, and cat.