Sunset Community Foundation Introduces NEW BOARD CHAIR
On May 17, 2023 Sunset Community Foundation voted in their new Chair of the Board of Directors for the next three years, Charlene Masschelein.
Charlene Masschelein grew up on a farm in Parkhill. Charlene is a CPA and a Finance Manager for Johnson & Johnson, where she has worked for the past ten years. Now able to work from home, she relocated from the GTA to her new home in Grand Bend in October 2019. Charlene is the oldest of four siblings and is proud of the entrepreneurial spirit in her family. Her parents and brother own and operate West Corner Farms Ltd in the North Middlesex community and her youngest sister owns and operates Metanoia Boutique on Grand Bend’s Main Street. Charlene enjoys cycling with the Grand Bend Bike Club and spoiling her niece and nephew.Charlene joined the Board in May 2020 and she is passionate about community development and believes that the Foundation can play a vital role in making our local communities strong and sustainable.The Sunset Community Foundation works to make communities stronger, more vibrant, and more just and equitable. Supporting local organizations that have innovative ideas to improve the lives and businesses of our residents within Lambton Shores and Huron County, the Foundation provides thoughtful community leadership, and attracts and manages permanent endowment funds. The revenue from the funds is used to support charities in our region.
That’s why they say, “For Good. Forever.””Charitable organizations in rural communities face unique challenges, including a lack of resources, limited access to technology, and a smaller pool of potential donors. Despite these challenges, these organizations play an essential role in providing vital services to rural residents. Sunset Community Foundation and its generous donors recognize these challenges and important work and strive to strengthen these organizations through Community Funds as a means of creating a sustainable source of funding for important projects”, Charlene says.For an opportunity to meet Charlene in person, along with other SCF volunteer and board members, please plan to attend the VOLUNTEER FAIR on Thursday, June 1st, at the Grand Bend Legion, 20 Municipal Drive, Grand Bend from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.