Jillian Isaacson, Galesburg Community Foundation Director of Grants & Programs

Isaacson Returns Home as New Director of Grants & Programs

A few years ago, Jillian Isaacson’s career took her to Peoria. But she found herself returning to her hometown of Galesburg whenever she could. “Galesburg still felt like home to me, and I missed the feeling of community that was here. When I had a chance to not only return but serve this community, I jumped at the opportunity.”

Isaacson is the Community Foundation’s new Director of Grants & Programs, where she manages the Foundation’s grantmaking process from start to finish. She also oversees existing collaborative programs like the Hunger Collaborative and works with local nonprofits to improve efficiencies and create programs to address community needs.

Isaacson comes to the Community Foundation from Mt. Hawley Country Club in Peoria, where she was their Membership & Human Resources Director. Before that, she was the K Club Coordinator at Knox College.

“Jillian brings a variety of experiences and skills to the Community Foundation—including marketing, event planning, and community engagement—that will aide her well as she works to build long-lasting collaborations and partnerships within the local nonprofit sector,” says Joshua Gibb, President and CEO of Galesburg Community Foundation. “Please join me in extending a heartfelt welcome to Jillian as she joins us in building stronger, healthier communities in Knox and Warren counties.”

Isaacson’s email address is jisaacson@yourgcf.org.

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