Marcia Shackleford

The Princeton Area Community Foundation has hired Marcia Shackleford as chief philanthropy officer.

She was most recently the vice president for development at Climate Central, an independent climate science and communications organization based in Princeton

“We are very excited to have Marcia join our team. The Community Foundation is the center of philanthropy in central New Jersey, and Marcia’s extensive development and fundraising experience align wonderfully with our mission of promoting philanthropy to advance the well-being of our communities forever,” said Jeffrey M. Vega, CEO of the PACF. “Because of her prior consulting work, she is also knowledgeable about nonprofits in our area, and she previously volunteered with our organization through our Fund for Women and Girls.”

Before joining Climate Central, she was a Princeton-based consultant who worked with local nonprofits. Her previous work includes fundraising experience at the University of California, the United Way and The Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles.

Shackleford was born in New Jersey and raised in Princeton. After a career in philanthropy outside of New Jersey, she and her family returned to this region in 2015. She joined the Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls Leadership Team and volunteered with the fund’s grants and membership committees. She has a degree in American studies from Dickinson University and an MBA from Northwestern University.

She will begin her new role on May 10.

Princeton Area Community Foundation, 15 Princess Road, Suite A, Lawrenceville 08648. 609-219-1800. Jeffrey M. Vega, president.

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