Brown County Community Foundation Announces New CEO
NASHVILLE, INDIANA - The Brown County Community Foundation (BCCF) just celebrated its 25th anniversary and has faithfully served as a vehicle for donors, volunteers, and community members to identify important issues, share ideas, and build financial resources to foster positive long term change in the community.
After a 4-month intensive search, the Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Maddison Miller as its new Chief Executive Officer. Maddison follows the Foundation’s previous long-term CEO, Larry Pejeau, who is retiring to spend more time with his family and his creative outlet, artistic studio crafted pottery. Larry coordinated the search for his replacement and the Foundation selected Maddison after an extensive regional search led by a team of current and former Board Members.
Under Mr. Pejeau’s dedicated leadership, the organization built on its strengths, developed new relationships with local not for profits, and strengthened existing relationships with partners and supporters. The Foundation anticipates that Maddison will leverage these achievements to help the organization expand its reach, ensuring the organization continues to provide value to the community.
“As a Board, we are excited and grateful that Maddison is joining us as we look forward to continuing to support the spirit of philanthropy for Brown County and the Brown County Community Foundation,” says Shirley Boardman, the Board President. “We chose Maddison and she chose us. She inspired us with a desire to be a part of our community, to bring her knowledge from working on a state level, her talent for relationship building, having a solution-oriented approach, experience with technology and new ways of working, and a positive outlook that fills the room with energy. Each of our previous leaders and volunteers have brought us to this point. Maddison’s perspective is one that will allow us to build on the strengths of the past while imagining new opportunities for the Foundation and Brown County.”
Maddison Miller joins the Brown County Community Foundation after 10-years working for and with state government; first as a Legislative Assistant, then as nonprofit association manager, and most recently for a software company helping state agencies implement advanced data analytics projects to benefit Hoosiers across the state. It is through this work she became acutely aware of the “social vacuum” created by a lack of alignment between the real needs of Hoosiers and the support of government. “That’s where community foundations like BCCF shine,” Maddison says. “The people of Brown County intimately know our own needs and we can pool our resources to address them, locally. When we work together we can tackle any problem. We’re unstoppable. That’s the spirit of what drives my work here at the Foundation. I want to talk to everyone I can, convene interested partners, gather ideas, and continue to support projects that make Brown County an incredible place to live and visit.”
Maddison will be working with individuals, businesses, and other nonprofit organizations to help meet their charitable and financial goals by providing tools and resources that make giving to one’s community more strategic, more efficient, and more effective. She started her role as CEO on October 1st, 2018.