Margaret Nost retires from Community Foundation

WHITE STONE—After nearly 20 years serving as regional affiliate director of three community foundations in the region, Margaret Nost will retire at the end of January.

She first joined the staff of the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond in 2002 in a part-time role to shepherd the early growth and development of the River Counties Community Foundation, established in 1996 to serve Lancaster, Middlesex and Northumberland counties; the Mathews Community Foundation, established in 1999; and the Gloucester Community Foundation, established in 2000.

With a background in banking and an inherent ability to connect with people, Nost was the right fit from the start. Community foundations were flourishing in cities across the country at the time but were lesser known in rural communities.

Under Nost’s leadership, the three foundations now steward more than 240 donor-established funds with assets totaling $56 million. This has translated into….[to-view-more]