Community Foundation Adds Senior Officer to Team

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is pleased to add Terry Mazany to its leadership team as senior vice president for philanthropy.  Mazany most recently led the Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s top 10 community foundations, doubling its assets to more than $2.8 billion and increasing annual grantmaking to over $300 million.

Mazany will guide the Foundation’s philanthropy team, partnering with the Foundation’s 1,000+ donors who are dedicated to making our region stronger. He will also develop new donor relationships, enhancing their impact on the region through grantmaking, and helping the Foundation increase the charitable resources available to tackle the greatest needs in our region and beyond.  

“I’ve had the privilege to work alongside Terry on numerous partnerships and projects among community foundations over the years, and I have always admired his ability to bridge the unique role that community foundations play connecting philanthropists with the work of nonprofits that represent their passions,” said Alicia Philipp, president, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. “When he decided to retire from CCT and move closer to family in our region, I seized the opportunity to recruit him to our team and bring his skills and perspectives to the opportunities and challenges we face here.”

Mazany has spent his career working in and with communities with a heart for education for all children. He will continue to improve educational outcomes and to increase equity of opportunity through his service on the boards of the Independent Sector, the National Assessment of Governing Board (which oversees the National Assessment for Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card) and the Smithsonian Science Education Center Advisory Board, as well as manage the Community Foundation Opportunity Network.

“What began as a decision to move closer to family and live in a milder climate has become a chance to continue to make a difference in one of the most dynamic regions of our country,” said Mazany. “This position provides the opportunity to partner with Alicia, who is nationally recognized as a distinguished leader, and her amazing team of talented professionals who are connecting donor generosity to tackle the biggest challenges facing the community.”