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LFPR - January 29, 2020 - 0 comments

SAVANNAH, GA – January 29, 2020 – Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) is proud to announce the addition of new staff member Megan Kerley, who will serve as the nonprofit organization’s director of development.

Kerley began her position with HSF in December 2019. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit arena, working with organizations of every size and mission to maximize their potential. Prior to joining HSF, Kerley served as vice president of Hospice Savannah Foundation, vice president of philanthropy for Senior Citizens Inc., and development director at Savannah Music Festival.

Kerley is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Savannah and holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. She has served in numerous volunteer leadership roles and currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Coastal Georgia Chapter. Kerley is a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature degree from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Arts in English from the College of Charleston and The Citadel.

“We are delighted to add another talented and passionate individual to our team,” said HSF Interim CEO and President Sue Adler. “HSF takes pride in our commitment to protecting Savannah’s buildings, places and stories, and Megan is the perfect addition to help us fulfill that mission.”

As Director of Development, Kerley will work in collaboration with HSF’s board of directors to develop and oversee all of HSF’s fundraising initiatives. She’ll serve as a liaison to the organization’s supporters and donors, keeping them informed on how their thoughtful input and generosity helps to keep beloved historic Savannah alive.

Historic Savannah Foundation saves buildings, places and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, HSF started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling more than 400 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF has grown into one of the most respected local preservation organizations in the country — emphasizing not only the protection of individual historic buildings but also the revitalization of blighted neighborhoods. HSF demonstrates the cultural, social and economic benefits of preservation as good public policy by proving that preservation and progress go hand-in-hand.

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