We are grateful to our talented team that helps make our vibrant nonprofit hub a reality. For questions, please contact us at 520-770-0800.
Erin never thought she’d still be in Tucson 10 years after originally uprooting from her hometown of Columbus, GA to serve as a post-grad AmeriCorps VISTA with Social Venture Partners Tucson at CFSA’s previous campus.
Since completing 2 terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA, Erin has deepened their roots in the Tucson community through nonprofit volunteering and program development, direct service, relationship building, advocacy, activism and art. In Erin’s world, collaboration and radical sharing aren’t just buzzwords—they are the buzz! Village farms and peace gardens in Korea to dorm life and communes in South Georgia; House of Blues stages to state legislature floors; grassroots fundraisers and international philanthropy conferences– community collaboration has always been the essential element. “Collaboration can bring with it many tools for success: access, resources, oversight, accountability, productivity, diversity, equity, and increased impact.” Erin is passionate about connecting nonprofits to these benefits.
As CF Campus Member Services Coordinator, Erin sees nothing but possibility for the future of collaboration and connections at CF Campus and welcomes your ideas. Contact Erin to learn more about becoming a CF Campus Member.
Georgia Schwartz, Campus Manager
Georgia joined the CFSA Finance team in October 2018. After a brief stint as a grant writer, Georgia realized she preferred giving out money over asking for it. Georgia brings more than 30 years of experience in accounting, organization, and program management to her work at the Community Foundation Campus.
Missy Bowden has been the Chief Financial Officer for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona since 2013. She previously spent 25 years in banking, the last 17 of which as Chief Financial Officer of the Bank of Tucson and Vice President of Bank Performance for Capital Bancorp Ltd. where she was a “virtual” CFO to multiple banks in the Western US. She developed an interest in working in the nonprofit sector by serving on the board of La Paloma Family Services for 11 years. She also served on the board of the Arizona Center for the Study of Children and Families.
Mark Montoya is the Chief Operating Officer for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and is currently serving as Interim President/CEO.
As Chief Operating Officer, Mark is responsible for the operational execution of our strategic plan, data systems, and management oversight of the Community Foundation Campus. He provides staff leadership and support to CFSA’s geographic affiliate, the Santa Cruz Community Foundation, and is CFSA’s partner representative for Social Venture Partners Tucson.
Mark joined CFSA in 2012 as Operations Manager to complete and manage CFSA’s data systems conversion. Since then, he has taken on increased responsibility and now oversees all operations for CFSA. Mark has earned his increased leadership responsibilities through his commitment to detailed planning coupled with an inclusive management style valued by CFSA’s staff, board of trustees, and donors.
Mark has over 20 years of administrative and management experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Before joining CFSA, Mark worked for Rain Bird Corporation, where he held various positions managing and administering their Rain Bird Academy training program, the leading international irrigation training program. An Arizona native, Mark holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Arizona and is a proud graduate of Nogales High School in Nogales, AZ.
Over the course of his career with CFSA, Mark has become a leader in the Community Foundation field and has presented at national conferences on community foundation IT infrastructure, and has developed ties with other community foundation professionals across the country. Mark serves on the Community Foundations National Standards Board, where he is responsible for ensuring that National Standards remain relevant amid changing policies, procedures, and regulations.
Mark is passionate about developing and executing operational efficiencies to support our donors and enhance CFSA’s community impact. Away from the office, Mark, his wife, Stacey, daughter, Chloe, and pup, Minnie, try to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air as much as possible.