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Community Foundation hires director

Staff writer

Bonnie Darwin has been hired as director of Hillsboro Community Foundation.

Moving from Sacramento, California, to be closer to family, Darwin steps into the office of former director Cynthia Fleming, director from 2015 to 2018, who oversaw the growth of the foundation’s assets to the 2.5 million.

In Sacramento, Darwin worked with rural hospitals at the California Hospital Association and served as chief consultant to the Committee on Aging for the lower house of the California Legislature.

“We are delighted to have Bonnie join us as we strive to expand HCF’s work to enhance and sustain our community,” foundation president Todd Jost said. “We will miss Cynthia’s experience and knowledge, but we are excited by the passion and different perspective Bonnie is bringing to the post.”

“We are delighted to have Bonnie join us to continue the outstanding work of Hillsboro’s foundation and look forward to the ideas she has to help rural communities thrive,” executive director of Central Kansas Community Foundation Angie Tatro said.

Hillsboro Community Foundation was established in 2004 to promote and facilitate charitable giving in support of projects and programs that enhance quality of life in Hillsboro.

In the last year, the foundation distributed $64,000 in grants to various nonprofit organizations and $9,200 in scholarships.

Since its formation, the foundation has awarded $460,064 in grants and scholarships.

Last modified Sept. 13, 2018