Clayton Boyles is the Executive Director at Dubois County Community Foundation. In this member spotlight, Clayton tells us about how relationships shape his path in philanthropy.
Are you new in your role? Been there a while?
I have been the Executive Director for a little more than two years now. Prior to this position, I worked in Donor Relations for the Community Foundation and spent a little over a year working with the Sisters of St. Benedict as a Major Gifts Officer before accepting the Director position at the Community Foundation.
What’s kept you there?
Relationships. I am so inspired by the passion individuals have for bettering our county through philanthropy. Coming along-side a donor to help them with their charitable giving and the relationships built because of that keeps me coming back for more.
How’d you get started in this work?
One person and one program helped me get started in this important work. My mentor nudged and guided me to pursue a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management while at Indiana University. Still my mentor today. I was introduced to the Community Foundation world through the Lilly Endowment Community Foundation Internship program. I spent two years as an intern and began my career where I am currently Director.
What’s happening at your organization?
Our board of directors and staff are building out a strategic plan set to launch January 2019. The dreaming, vision, and forward thinking by our board and staff has been great and am looking forward to seeing our plan be implemented and impact our community in years to come!
Tell us what you do in your work (pretend I’m a fifth-grader).
My main role is building relationships with individuals in our county who have an interest and passion for ensuring the place we call home remains vibrant and a great place to live, work, and raise a family. I spend my time with donors, building trust and partnerships to do good work in our community through philanthropy.
When and where are you happiest?
I am happiest when I am with my family preferably at the lake. No phones, peaceful, together.
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