Jarre B. Betts was recently promoted to Vice President of Programs at Main Street Community Foundation. Jarre joined the Foundation in 2000 and most recently served as the Director of Programs & Community Relations. In her new role, she will direct program activities, including grantmaking, special projects and community leadership initiatives identified by the Foundation.
The promotion took effect January 1, 2015.
“Jarre’s contributions to the Foundation over the last 15 years is immeasurable,” stated Susan D. Sadecki, President & CEO. “The goal of the Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for both present and future generations in the communities we serve. Jarre firmly believes in this mission. She is the driving force behind the responsible grantmaking of the Foundation’s nearly 200 funds established by local individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits. She strives to maximize the available grant dollars from each fund while ensuring that community needs are being met.”
Jarre works closely with the Distribution and Scholarship Committees as well as donors to ensure their charitable giving goals are met and exceeded. She also serves as a resource for local nonprofit organizations by assisting them with grant applications, helping them identify other sources of funding and implementing programs that strengthen their organizational capacity.