Community Foundation Names New Accountant

Matt Greer has been selected to serve the Charlevoix County Community Foundation as its new Accountant. Matt, currently employed by Kammermann & Bascom, PC, will succeed Laura Hansen, who is retiring in July after serving as the Community Foundation’s Accountant for all the organization’s 29 years. 

“We’re delighted to welcome Matt to our team,” said Chip Hansen, President of the Community Foundation. “He has the right blend of experience, know-how and personality to continue to grow and strengthen the financial side of our organization.” 

Greer earned an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences - Accounting from North Central Michigan College and a Bachelors Degree in Applied Sciences - Accounting from Lake Superior State University. He is currently pursuing an MBA. A native of Petoskey, Greer sees his new role at the Community Foundation as an opportunity to join a mission-driven organization whose work benefits the community in so many ways, while continuing to offer accurate and timely service to nonprofit partners, friends of the Community Foundation and others.

“I look forward to working with donors, grantees, and community partners,” Matt said, adding, “the Community Foundation is so well-respected, and the opportunity to be a part of its future growth and impact was something I couldn’t pass up.”  “This feels like a perfect match for me,” he noted.  “I’ll be able to continue to do what I love to do and make a meaningful contribution to the broader Charlevoix County community at the same time.”

Matt will assume his new position in mid-June. He will work alongside Laura Hansen until her retirement in mid-July to ensure a smooth transition.

Established in 1992 by a group of civic leaders, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving and enhancing life for all who live in the area. Local volunteers serve as trustees, and a youth advisory committee addresses issues related to youth in the community.

The Community Foundation accepts gifts of all sizes and for many purposes. Those contributions are professionally managed to generate income that is used to make grants supporting worthwhile programs, projects, and initiatives right here at home. Currently, more than 270 separate funds make up the Community Foundation, each one created by an individual, family, business, or nonprofit agency. With current assets of $55 million, the Community Foundation has made grants totaling more than $30 million since it began.