A new year means a new opportunity for Kristine Bugayong, who has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Red Deer and District Community Foundation Board.
Bugayong is originally from Manila, Philippines, and has lived in Red Deer for the past nine years. She has her master of arts in women and development studies from the University of the Philippines.
Prior to her appointment as the CEO, she worked for five years as the co-ordinator for communications and grants for the community foundation, and twice served as acting operations manager for the foundation.
“I am very excited to embark on this new adventure with the community foundation,” said Bugayong in a release.
“In the last five years, I have seen the impact of our work in the community through our grants programs, participation in important initiatives for community development, and providing donors with insight on community needs and issues. I hope we all continue to support the community foundation.”
Ron Woodward, chair of the community foundation’s board of directors, said they are confident Bugayong has the skills needed and can provide leadership for the community foundation.
Established in 1989, the foundation has collected assets of more than $10 million and has granted more than $7 million to the community in support of the charitable sector including the arts, environment, health, human services and youth programs.