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Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette selects new president and CEO

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Board of Directors of The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette (CFGL) announced the selection of a new President and CEO today (Aug 17).

After an extensive, nationwide search, Greg Kapp of West Lafayette, Indiana has been selected.

Greg Kapp of West Lafayette, Indiana has been named the new president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

Greg Kapp of West Lafayette, Indiana has been named the new president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

“We had an overwhelming response to this opening from applicants locally and across the country,” stated Thomas B. Parent, CFGL Board Chairman. “The search was broad, and the selection process thorough and deliberate. The Board of Directors issued a clear mandate to the Search Committee, citing specific core competencies necessary to lead the organization effectively. At the end of the process, we found a highly qualified candidate who has a long history and familiarity with our community. Professionally and personally, Kapp is a proven leader who has demonstrated by action a commitment, passion, and appreciation for community service.”

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve the Greater Lafayette community in this capacity,” Kapp said. “I am looking forward to working with our donors, Board, volunteers, and staff to build upon the wonderful legacy that The Community Foundation has established.”

Kapp most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Philanthropic Analytics Division at Grenzebach Glier and Associates, an international philanthropic management consulting firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that, he served in a number of capacities at Purdue University, which included Executive Assistant to the President, Associate Vice President for Advancement, and Director of Corporate and External Support at the Krannert School of Management. Previous to his Purdue career, he was with Inland Steel Company as a Business Analyst.

He holds a Management degree from Purdue University, and also a Master in Business Administration from DePaul University. He has been actively involved in numerous professional and service organizations for many years. Locally, he has been involved with the United Way of Greater Lafayette Board of Directors, Lilly Tippecanoe Laboratories Advisory Panel, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Kapp will begin employment in September 2009. A Welcome Reception is planned for Thursday, September 17, 5:00 – 7:00p.m., at Elmhurst Community Building (1114 E. State Street) in Lafayette.

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, established in 1970, serves the Tippecanoe County area. Its mission is to inspire, nurture, and practice philanthropy, stewardship, and leadership in the communities served. In 2008, The Community Foundation awarded $744,550 in 105 grants to 90 charitable organization and scholarship recipients. An Annual Report is available electronically.

For additional information, visit www.cfglaf.org or call (765) 742-9078.

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