McGuire Announces Retirement from Midland Area Community Foundation

The Midland Area Community Foundation President and CEO Janet McGuire has announced she will retire on June 1, concluding over 5 years at the helm of the organization.

McGuire began her 33 year professional career in Midland at Chemical Bank, where she was with the organization for 28 years, the last several as Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing.  She then joined the Midland Area Community Foundation in January 2007.

“It has been an incredible honor these past five years to be the steward of our community’s philanthropic assets,” McGuire said.  “To work with the generous citizens of our community to insure Midland benefits from that generosity as effectively as possible.”

McGuire is a native of Midland County, graduating from Meridian High School then receiving her bachelor of business administration degree from Northwood University.

“The community foundation has grown considerably under Jan’s leadership.  During her tenure we surpassed 400 available funds that we manage.  In 2008, we moved into our new office on 76 Ashman Circle, giving us a permanent home and more room for expansion to help manage the growing foundation,” said Craig McDonald, Board Chair of the MACF.

“Being able to work with such a talented staff has been a highlight,” McGuire said.  “I have been privileged to lead a staff who year after year continues to work hard and dedicate themselves to the mission and vision of the community foundation.”

McGuire belongs to numerous area organizations.  She currently serves on the Dow Corning Citizen’s Action Panel, Little Forks Conservancy Executive Board, Midland Community Center Board, MidMichigan Urgent Care Board of Directors, Windover Alternative High School Board, and Midland Blooms as the Project Chair, along with several others.

She has been awarded the Midland Chamber of Commerce Athena Award in 1994, the Mitten Bay Girl Scout Council Woman of Distinction in 2000, the Leadership Midland Leader of the Year in 2001, the Midland Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award in 2010, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award in 2010.

The community foundation has already begun a search for McGuire’s successor, according to McDonald.  “We have formed a search committee and will post this position in the beginning of March.  We are looking to find the right balance of a seasoned community leader and someone with foundation expertise.”