“What I love most about working at the Community Foundation is the idea that through our work, we have an impact on so many lives. It truly is humbling!” – Christine Meek, Vice President of Grantmaking
Christine Meek, Vice President of Grantmaking, joined the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne in July of 2003. Christine oversees the operations of scholarships and grantmaking from unrestricted, donor advised, designated, agency endowment, and field of interest funds. She works extensively with both grant seeking organizations as well as donors, providing grant evaluations and financial reviews. She also assists in the management of the Community Foundation.
Christine received a degree from Indiana University in English and Communications Media with minors in German, Anthropology, and business. She loved school and wanted to learn about lots of different things. After college, Christine went to Indianapolis to work in management with Kroger. She was there for a little more than five years before moving back to Fort Wayne. She then became the Associate Director at KPMG, an accounting firm. When the local KPMG office closed, Christine decided to stay in Fort Wayne rather than transfer to KPMG’s New Jersey office due to how expensive living is on the East Coast. Christine then came to work at the Community Foundation and hasn’t looked back since. She started as a program assistant and eventually worked her way up to Vice President of Grantmaking. Currently Christine serves on the Board of Directors for the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary.
Christine grew up in the East Allen area with lots of pets. Christine now has a 16 year old opinionated Persian cat named Boris. She loves attending art festivals and collecting paintings and functional pieces from local artists. She also collects smashed pennies from when she travels; she even stopped on the Indiana Toll Road once to make one at their plaza.