Community Foundation President Appointed to National Board Fostering Excellence in Community Philanthropy
Williamson Appointed to Community Foundations National Standards Board
New Britain, Conn., June 2, 2015 – Community Foundation of Greater New Britain President Jim Williamson has been appointed to the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the national Council on Foundations charged with accrediting community foundations across the country and fostering standards of excellence in community philanthropy.
“This leadership position on the nation’s premier standards board for community philanthropy speaks to Jim’s outstanding integrity and leadership in community philanthropy, and is a feather in the cap for the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain,” said Community Foundation Board Chair J. Leo Gagne. “We couldn’t be more proud of Jim and the standards of excellence he brings every day to our work on behalf of the Greater New Britain community.”
Community foundations, such as the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, bring together the financial resources of individuals, families and businesses to improve people’s lives and the communities in which they lives. There are more than 750 community foundations in the United States, more than 570 of which are members of the Council on Foundations.
The Community Foundations National Standards Board oversees the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™ (National Standards), an accreditation program created by community foundations for community foundations. Standards are peer-driven, voluntary and self-regulatory. National Standards accreditation represents operational effectiveness to foster excellence in community philanthropy.
Williamson, who joined the Community Foundation in 2004, has more than 40 years of experience in nonprofit management, including 25 years as president/CEO of local community foundation and United Way organizations in Ohio, Massachusetts and New York. He has also been a member of the national staffs of both United Way of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Williamson and his wife, Vicki, reside in Southington.
Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain connects donors who care with causes that matter in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. It does this by raising resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable improvement in the quality of life in each of these communities. For more information, visit www.cfgnb.org.