FLINT, MI – The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) today named Flint native Lottie Ferguson as its new Vice President of Development and Donor Services. In this role, Ferguson is responsible for building the community’s endowment and connecting donors with community needs. She comes to the foundation from the City of Flint, where she has worked as the city’s Chief Resilience Officer under Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley.

Throughout her career, Ferguson has woven together leadership skills in fund development, capital campaigns, and countywide projects, with a lens of the community’s culture and its available resources. She is a highly motivated and compassionate executive with over 15 years of experience in grant writing, fund development, and thoughtful leadership.

“I’m also just a kid from Flint,” says Ferguson. “I look forward to serving in this new, challenging role and furthering the mission, vision, and goals of the community foundation. Joining this team of community-minded professionals is an exciting opportunity.”

Ferguson previously served as the Flint and Genesee Group’s Director of Grants and Development and as the Fund Development Specialist for the Ennis Center for Children. She holds a Master of Science degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan-Flint. Her professional training includes the Yale School of Management’s Executive Education Women’s Leadership Certificate and the Disney Institute’s Approach to Leadership Excellence.

“During Lottie’s career in Flint, she has provided graceful guidance under some challenging circumstances,” said Isaiah M. Oliver, CFGF President and CEO. “She is skilled in overseeing a wide variety of operational, staff development, and fiscal responsibilities, all rooted in integrity. Her expertise in strategic planning, project management, and customer service will be a great asset to growing the community’s endowment.”

Ferguson joined the community foundation’s senior leadership team on June 26, 2023.