Muskegon, MI – The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC) announces the appointment of philanthropy executive Todd Jacobs as president/CEO. He will succeed Chris McGuigan, who has led the Foundation since 1999.
Jacobs, a Muskegon native, has served West Michigan communities throughout his 28-year career. He joins CFMC after serving as vice president and chief philanthropy officer for the Fremont Area Community Foundation.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am extremely pleased to welcome Todd Jacobs to the Foundation,” said Asaline Scott, Foundation Board chair. “We look forward to Todd’s expertise and dynamic leadership as he guides the Foundation toward fulfilling our mission, vision, and goals for the greater good of our community.”
“It is an honor to succeed Chris McGuigan and to join the community foundation team,” said Jacobs. “As a former scholarship recipient of the community foundation, this is an opportunity to give back to our Muskegon community. I look forward to working with the board and in the community to further catalyze Muskegon County’s growth and build opportunity for all.”
Jacobs has a named fund at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and is a member of its Ambassador Society. He brings extensive development and strategic leadership experience to Muskegon. In his role at the Fremont Area Community Foundation, which serves Newaygo County, MI, Jacobs expanded outreach, developed new giving opportunities, and launched key initiatives including Kickstart to Career, a children’s savings program; and the Newaygo County Business Resource Network. He previously served as vice president of community investment for the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Prior to that, Jacobs was director of planned giving for Ferris State University, executive director of the Holland Hospital Foundation, and development officer at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon.
Jacobs will assume his responsibilities as president/CEO of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County on January 2, 2019.