Meghan Maceiko, our Grants and Impact Manager, joined us in December and while some of you have had the chance to meet her, we wanted to give the rest of you the opportunity to get to know her better.

Meghan’s passion for community impact was forged by her time as a student at St. Anselm College. A class project in her senior year to create a monthly budget for a family in poverty opened her eyes to the challenges faced by those less fortunate than she is.

“From that point forward, I prioritized being actively engaged in my community by volunteering on nonprofit boards and, ultimately, focusing on a career in corporate social responsibility, resource development and grantmaking,” she said.

Meghan’s ability to hit the ground running has been pretty impressive, but not entirely surprising. She came to the Community Foundation with extensive experience in community engagement and grant-making from both the nonprofit and corporate arenas. With nearly 20 years at Unum Group and an overlapping dozen years with United Way of Central Massachusetts, she is well-versed in efficient processes and assessing community needs and the nonprofits seeking to address them.

Meghan’s skills and experience will allow us to better understand how our grant-making affects the community and how we can be even better stewards of the funds entrusted to us. With her help, we look forward to working more closely with our partner organizations and fundholders to deepen their impact on our communities.