Pontiac Community Foundation Expanding Leadership Team and Capacity Through Investment from Ballmer Group

Pontiac Community Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit organization focused on leading collaborative efforts in the City of Pontiac, is planning a significant expansion of its team and capacity this year due to a recent grant from Ballmer Group.

Scott Stewart, a non-profit executive with leadership experience at Honor Community Health and most recently Build Institute, has joined the organization as the Senior Director of Programs and Development. Stewart will lead the expansion of the organization’s programming, fundraising, and operational capacity throughout the year.

PCF plans to add at least two more positions to the organization in the next couple months. Ballmer Group is one of PCF’s first major funders, providing a significant investment to enhance the organization’s capacity.

Ballmer Group is part of the Pontiac Funders Collaborative and a leader in supporting intiaitives in the city.

“We are proud to support and strengthen the work of Pontiac Community Foundation,” said Kylee Mitchell Wells, Ballmer Group’s Executive Director – Southeast Michigan. “PCF’s leadership reflects the importance of working collaboratively across sectors, and they have responded quickly to the needs of community members in the current crisis. We are optimistic about the future of PCF and the city of Pontiac.”

During COVID-19, PCF stepped up to play a significant leadership role in the City of Pontiac’s response by leading the startup of the www.MyCOVIDResponse.org, which aims to support and connect volunteers and resources with individuals experiencing hardships during this crisis. PCF is a major partner in addressing food insecurity in the city alongside Lighthouse and Oakland University.

“The investment from Ballmer Group is a game-changer for the Pontiac Community Foundation as we seek to maximize our impact in the city,” said Dustin McClellan, Chief Executive Officer and Founder. “We are grateful for their willingness to be early-stage investors in our organization and their overwhelming trust in our mission and vision.”

PCF recently announced their second application round for Pontiac leaders to receive a scholarship and participate in the Leadership Oakland program. An emphasis on entrepreneurship programming and a round of small business grants will be announced in the coming weeks.

About Pontiac Community Foundation Pontiac Community Foundation (PCF), established in 2018, is dedicated to building a brighter future for Pontiac by engaging philanthropy, leadership, and collaboration to tackle the city’s most pressing issues. For more information, please visit www.pontiaccommunityfoundation.org.