|by Ron Tubbs, Former MACF Executive Director
The Monroe Area Community Foundation announced the appointment of a new executive director during its quarterly meeting this summer.
John Singleton, the previous athletic director at Monroe Local Schools, was unanimously selected by the MACF's Board of Trustees on July 22. Mr. Singleton is also a graduate of and former teacher and football coach at Lemon Monroe High School. "He will certainly be an asset to our organization. We welcome him as a member of the Foundation," said Trustee Elbert Tannreuther. The past executive director, Ron Tubbs, added that John brings with him years of leadership experience and knowledge of the history of Monroe.
The mission of the Monroe Area Community Foundation is to enhance the welfare of individuals and groups in the Monroe area. It does this through invested donations, which it then uses to make charitable and civic contributions. Previously granted monies have gone to Monroe Lending Library, Monroe Local Schools Saturday Safari programs, Mount Pleasant Retirement Village carillon, Monroe Fire Department thermal imaging camera, Hornet Haven fencing, Summer Youth Theatre, Mount Pleasant Village Ringers, Monroe Historical Society, and Whispering Oaks playground equipment. In addition, each year the Monroe Area Community Foundation grants scholarships at the Senior Awards Assembly to qualifying seniors at Monroe Local Schools.
The public can reach John at 513-478-8112.