Sommer Brock and Christianne Malone Join Pontiac Community Foundation Team
(Pontiac Community Foundation, May 9, 2021)
Pontiac Community Foundation (PCF) announces the hiring of Vice President of Development, Sommer Brock and Senior Program Advisor, Christianne Malone.
Both roles expand PCF’s ability to accomplish its mission of empowering and developing the city of Pontiac through philanthropic initiatives and collaboration.
Brock’s expertise and passion for improving outcomes for disadvantaged populations has led her to work with various organizations throughout southeast Michigan.
“We are so pleased to have Sommer joining our team at Pontiac Community Foundation,” said Dustin McClellan, Founder & CEO, Pontiac Community Foundation. “Her expertise will help us continue to grow and delve further into our mission of engaging philanthropy, leadership and collaboration in Pontiac.”
Brock is a Pontiac native that previously served on the Board of Directors for the Pontiac Community Foundation. She is also currently the President of the Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals where she has served in various roles including chair of the National Philanthropy Day committee and vice-chair of the IDEA committee.
“There is so much to look forward to as I come on board at PCF,” said Brock. “I’m excited to be part of the resurgence of Pontiac. I’m also excited to be able to use my skill set in nonprofit fundraising and management to help Pontiac become the premier place to live, work and play.”
A graduate of Leadership Oakland XXVII and a member of Oakland County Elite 40 under 40 class of 2018, Sommer is also a member of the Board of Trustees for several nonprofits serving the Pontiac community including The Art Experience and Accent Pontiac. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Sommer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.
Malone will continue PCF’s efforts to build a strong conduit for change and collaboration in the city of Pontiac. Specifically, Malone will assist with the planning, implementation, and strategic direction of the Center for Pontiac Entrepreneurship, a collaborative initiative of the Pontiac Community Foundation.
“Christianne has been a part of our work over the last year working with us in an advisory role and as a strategic partner,” said Dustin McClellan, Founder & CEO, Pontiac Community Foundation. “We are thrilled to be expanding her role with us as she focuses on developing programs within the community that empower Pontiac’s entrepreneurs and small business community.”
Malone has been involved in developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Metro Detroit for over a decade, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the position and organization. Her past experience includes serving as deputy director of Build Institute, a small business incubator and nonprofit in Detroit, along with a multitude of roles at the Detroit Regional Chamber, Ponyride, and Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce.
“What I’m most excited about is working with this great team at Pontiac Community Foundation to connect and grow Pontiac’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Malone.
For more information, visit pontiaccommunityfoundation.com.
The Pontiac Community Foundation
The Pontiac Community Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to building a brighter future for the city through philanthropy, leadership and collaboration. Developing Pontiac’s leaders is at the core of what we do, in addition to supporting quality of life initiatives that help tackle the city’s most pressing issues. At the end of the day, we want to make Pontiac a desirable place to live, work, play and do business.