Cutler Retires as Miami County Community Foundation Director of Development

08 Oct Cutler Retires as Miami County Community Foundation Director of Development


Connie Cutler, Director of Development with the Miami County Community Foundation, has announced that she will retire from the Foundation at the end of 2020. “Working with the Community Foundation has been a wonderful opportunity,” said Cutler “It has been an honor to serve in so many capacities; first on the board, then as a donor, and finally as a member of the staff. Through this journey I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with many wonderful people.”

A pursuer of the arts and of service to her community, Connie is an accomplished artist who served as curator of the Peru High School Art Gallery. She was also awarded the Chamber of Commerce’s Woman of the Year in 2015. In her acceptance speech she stated that “I have been blessed to enjoy all of my passions. The key is to do it so you can give to others and give back to the Community.” 

Cutler first served the Community Foundation as a scholarship committee member in 2007 and then a member of the Miami County Service Committee in 2009 where she served on the grants committee. She assumed the staff position of Director of Development in April of 2014. “I felt that I had a good background and understanding of the mission of the Community Foundation and how it makes Miami County stronger. We have seen tremendous growth in our endowment which translates into more grant dollars for our community. I feel good passing on the torch to a new representative of the Foundation in Miami County,” said Cutler.

The Miami County Community Foundation is a fund affiliate of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation (NICF), along with Fulton and Starke Counties. The Community Foundation is now looking for a new Director of Development for Miami County who can start the transition process toward the end of this year.

“We are sad to see Connie go, but excited to start a new chapter of the Community Foundation in Miami County,” said Jay Albright, Executive Director of the NICF.  “Connie has been a leader in the community, and we have benefited from her diligence and love for Miami County. We will miss her leadership, but she has paved the way for continued success.”

Those interested in learning position, follow the link. To apply, send resume, cover letter, and three references to Jay Albright, Executive Director of NICF at P.O. Box 807 Rochester, IN 46975. Applications must be postmarked by October 21, 2020. Call the NICF office at 574.223.2227 for more information.