Shawn Hedden Named Director of Finance & Operations

Galesburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Shawn Hedden will serve as the organization’s Director of Finance & Operations.

As Director of Finance & Operations, Shawn will oversee the financial and operational functions of the organization. Shawn will manage the organization’s more than $30 million of investments and assets. He will also be responsible for overseeing human resources, operations and information technologies for the Community Foundation.

Galesburg Community Foundation President and CEO, Joshua Gibb, said, “We are pleased to have Shawn join our team. We look forward to his expertise in managing the Community Foundation’s growing number of philanthropic funds, assets and investments that positively impact our communities across Knox and Warren Counties.”

Shawn brings his experiences as a staff accountant at local accounting firm Blucker, Kneer & Associates, Ltd, to the organization. There he was responsible for performing financial audits and reviews of local governmental and nonprofit organizations, prepared financial reports and statements and recommended new procedures and controls to help improve operative results for clients. Prior to his position at  Blucker, Kneer & Associates, Ltd, he served as a credit analyst at The Farmers & Mechanics Bank and as an insurance producer for a local State Farm Agent. In addition to his professional experiences, Shawn is a graduate of The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and is a Galesburg High School graduate.

Shawn said, “Working at the Community Foundation allows me to not only use my accounting skills but to also give back to the region I call home. Growing up, living and now raising my family in this area I see the great potential here and am pleased to help our region grow even more through local philanthropy.”

About Galesburg Community Foundation

Galesburg Community Foundation develops and supports the efforts of local people and organizations to promote healthy communities. The Community Foundation makes giving easy and believes that generosity can positively change Knox and Warren Counties forever. The Community Foundation partners with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits to help them have the greatest impact with their giving. The Community Foundation is working for the good of your community.

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