The Troy Community Foundation has appointed longtime Troy resident Olivia Visperas McLaughlin as executive director.

“We are pleased to bring Olivia McLaughlin on board as executive director and feel fortunate to have attracted someone of her caliber. While serving in this part-time capacity, she will assist in managing our growing operations and serving as the main point of contact for our endowment partners. The board believes that in doing so we are well-positioned to enhance our continued development efforts, and we are all very excited about our future as a community foundation here in Troy,” said Karen Greenwood, Troy Community Foundation board chair.

McLaughlin will also continue doing project management work as a freelance contractor, and serves on numerous nonprofit boards including the Judson Center as an active community volunteer. She was previously employed as the executive director of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, as Regional Public Affairs Manager for Comcast, and as a staffer for former U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham. McLaughlin is a proud alumna of Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and a graduate of the Academy of Association Management from the Michigan Society of Association Executives.

Troy Community Foundation
Formed in 2016 by a group of residents and business owners, the Troy Community Foundation is focused on supporting citizen-driven initiatives that promote the very best in our community and empower the residents of Troy, MI through community development. The foundation manages endowment funds of some of Troy’s largest community assets and hosts annual event programming such as the Troy Family Daze festival. Visit www.troycf.org for more information.