CICF Hires New Staff Members


From top left, Sarah Weaver, Pamela Ross, Deanna Gonzales and Gerri Pagach

New staff in areas of gift planning, community investment, development, executive assistance

Central Indiana Community Foundation announced new staff members joining the Foundation: Sarah Weaver, a senior gift planning advisor and Pamela Ross, a community investment officer. Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a fund of CICF, promoted Deanna Gonzales as its new development and marketing officer. Gerri Pagach will fulfill Gonzales’ previous position as executive assistant for Women’s Fund.

Sarah Weaver, senior gift planning advisor, develops and maintains relationships with financial and legal advisors, as well as supports and advises donors on gift planning options. Weaver comes to CICF from Ice Miller LLP, where she had worked as an attorney specializing in real estate and environmental law since 2011.

Weaver is a Nashville native but moved to Indianapolis after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington and graduating from law school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She currently serves as the board chair of Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People.

Pamela Ross, community investment officer, serves as a liaison and advisor for not-for-profit organizations, the community and the Foundation’s boards of directors. She also provides guidance and technical assistance to organizations applying for grants and individuals conducting grant-making.

Ross recently relocated back to Indianapolis from Phoenix, where she was responsible for the oversight and success of programs serving thousands of foster children. Prior to leaving Indianapolis, she held the position of senior director of programs for the Center for Leadership Development. Ross received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia with a concentration on community development and program evaluation. She comes to CICF with over 20 years of professional experience in the social services field, including the management of multiple programs dedicated to elevating the awareness and improving the plight of children and families.

Deanna Gonzales, development and marketing officer for Women’s Fund, works with donors and constituents to grow the assets and grant-making power of Women’s Fund. She is passionate about educating women and girls about helping others and bettering themselves.

Previous to her new role, Gonzales spent nearly 11 years in her role as the coordinator and executive assistant of Women’s Fund. She has also served as the development assistant for San Diego State University Athletics and planned giving associate for Fresno State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in secondary education from the University of San Diego.

Gerri Pagach, executive assistant for Women’s Fund, joins CICF after six years at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, where she also volunteers. Pagach is also a founding board member of Tanya Isaac Foundation and volunteers at her daughter’s school.



Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $700 million public foundation transforming the lives of Central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, visit, or call 317-634-2423.

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