Do Community Foundations feel like a mystery or a complex puzzle? We can help!
Come and learn what makes a community foundation special and how you – as a donor, nonprofit, or community member – can get the most out of your relationship with one. Learn from Kelly Huber, Vice President for Philanthropy at the Community Foundation, and Robyn J. Schwager, Community Impact Manager at Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona.
Bring your burning questions, and let’s learn from each other!
Kelly Huber, Vice President for Philanthropy at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Robyn J Schwager, Community Impact Manager at Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona
A Tucson native, Kelly 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, Kelly 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. Kelly joined the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona in 2013 and served as the Senior Director of Community Investments until accepting the role of Vice President for Philanthropy. During that time, she transformed the Community Investments Department and dramatically increased CFSA’s support of critical issues in Southern Arizona. Her engagement with donors, community members, and other regional funders has led to significant growth in the financial support and technical assistance available to nonprofits through CFSA.
Robyn Schwager is the current Community Impact Manager at Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona (JPSA). After a 14-year career in retail and 22 years of volunteering in the Tucson community, she became the Director of Development at the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation. Robyn remained at Hillel for 8 years before moving to the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, where she could work more broadly in the community. She started in the legacy department, assisting community members with their philanthropy using Donor Advised Funds and Endowment Funds. She then included community and family grantmaking in her portfolio. She joined the newly formed Community Impact team at JPSA and is working on very strategic grantmaking in our community based on a recent survey conducted by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.