Community Foundation Hires Cleland as Finance Director

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio ­– The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has hired Devon Cleland as its finance director.

Cleland is responsible for processing all financial transactions for the Community Foundation’s funds at trustee banks and financial institutions, reconciling monthly statements for the foundation and its affiliated foundations, responding to donor requests and processing gifts to CFMV’s 160-plus funds, and managing all accounting activity.

“Devon brings much-welcomed expertise to the Community Foundation at a time when our organization is growing and facing new, exciting challenges in the work we do and the support we provide to nonprofits and donors,” says Shari Harrell, president. “The work she’s doing – and has done already – will help the Community Foundation have the biggest impact possible for years to come.”

Cleland was initially hired in a part-time role as the foundation began using new accounting software. After working to develop the new accounting process and manual, she was hired in the newly-created position of finance director.

She holds a BSBA in accounting from Youngstown State University and a master of professional accountancy from West Virginia University. Before coming to the foundation, she worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young and performed assistant controller- and controller-level work in the private sector.

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