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Joan Hoge-North Joins the DCF

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The Delaware Community Foundation today welcomes Joan Hoge-North as the new vice president for philanthropy.

Before joining the DCF, Hoge-North was the director of museum services at the Hagley Museum and Library. During her career, Hoge-North also has served as the chief executive officer at the Delaware Historical Society, executive director at the Historical Society of Talbot County, collections manager at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and project review support at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

Hoge-North has a long history of community engagement. She is currently president of the Forum for Executive Women and a member of the board of the Rotary Club of Wilmington.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team at the Delaware Community Foundation and serving my home state of Delaware,” said Hoge-North. “I believe the new initiatives at the DCF will position the organization to make a lasting impact on the quality of life here, and I am honored to be a part of that change and that impact.”

Hoge-North’s experience with donors and knowledge of Delaware will be a valuable asset to the foundation and the community as a whole, DCF President & CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay said.

“The DCF’s work centers on helping the community leverage the limited charitable resources available to make the greatest impact on quality of life,” said DCF President & CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay. “Joan has the ability to engage donors, learn what they’re passionate about – whether it’s the arts or education or any other charitable interest – and help them find powerful ways to put their philanthropic dollars to work to improve quality of life in our community.”

Hoge-North has a bachelor’s of fine arts/textile design from East Carolina University, a master’s degree in art history/museum studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a certificate in leadership for community engagement from Noyce Leadership Institute.