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DCF Welcomes Vice President for Philanthropy Joanne McGeoch

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The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) welcomes Joanne McGeoch as vice president for philanthropy. 

A nonprofit executive and fundraising professional since 2003, McGeoch has worked in senior leadership positions for exceptional nonprofits in Delaware and Pennsylvania, including Habitat for Humanity, Tyler Arboretum, Greener Partners and Delaware Nature Society. 

Most recently, McGeoch served as interim executive director and chief development officer at Delaware Nature Society, where she championed consecutive fundraising campaigns, two master plans, and successfully led the organization through several leadership transitions.  

In her nearly two decades as a fundraiser, she has raised over $18 million towards annual and capital campaigns, capacity building, and strategic growth initiatives. 

“Joanne is a true expert in partnering with generous people to help them make a difference in the community,” said DCF President & CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay. “She brings tremendous experience in the nonprofit world and a phenomenal reputation for providing outstanding service to donors. We are delighted to welcome her to the DCF.” 

McGeoch has a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Arizona State University and advanced certifications in fundraising and planned giving. 

“I’m excited to begin working with the DCF donors and team to help build opportunity and advance equity in our community,” McGeoch said. “My experiences in the nonprofit world along with my previous partnerships with the foundation will allow me to make an impact right away in this role.” 

McGeoch and her husband live in North Wilmington and have two children. Her daughter is a Wilmington Friends School “lifer” and undergraduate at University of New Hampshire, and her son attends Salesianum School.  She enjoys hiking Delaware’s beautiful protected open spaces and hand building clay pots, bowls and sculptures using textures and colors found in nature.