Community Foundation of Johnson County announces new executive director

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) The Community Foundation of Johnson County has named Dave Lewis as their new executive director effective. Lewis will begin his new position on May 2.

"We are thrilled to welcome Dave to the community foundation," CFJC Board President Sarah Maiers said in a written statement. "He will be instrumental in advancing and developing our strategies to ensure an effective and efficient foundation operation for our Johnson County community."

Lewis will be responsible for guiding policy and strategy for foundation activities, providing management and leadership for all committees, and leading fundraising initiatives.

Lewis is taking over for Mike Stoffregen who is retiring in June.

The Community Foundation was founded in 2000 and has distributed more than $11 million in grants.

In a written statement, Lewis said, “I am very excited to join the Community Foundation of Johnson County working to help people achieve their dreams to make an impact. Something magical happens when we find what is most meaningful to a donor and match the perfect project or activity to affect an important change in the world. The community foundation is a wonderful fit to help others make their philanthropic dreams come true.”

Lewis, a Red Oak, Iowa native, has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Iowa.

Lewis taught junior high science in the Iowa City Community School District, served in the Iowa National Guard, was head of the Military Science Department at Coe College and Senior Military Science Instructor for the University of Iowa Military Science Department, Army ROTC.