Community Philanthropy Manager for Donor Care & Community Engagement
Joan Ford is our longest serving member of staff, having joined in January 2000 as a Grants Officer when we were Sefton Community Foundation and based in Southport. Joan has been one of our Philanthropy Services Managers since 2011, working with a number of philanthropists and public sector partners, including working with the Chief Executive on the 23 Foundation. From April 2013 Joan took on the role of Community Philanthropy Manager for Donor Care and Community Engagement, continuing to work with people and organisations such as the High Sheriff Fund on their giving, including grant-making in communities.
She has particular responsibility for supporting the delivery of our community leadership work through engaging with community leaders and organisations. Joan works on a part-time basis, job sharing with Tina Kennedy.