Transitions, promotions, new hires for three at foundation
CICF announced staff changes that take effect this week: Brittany Rayburn is the new development director for Legacy Fund, the CICF affiliate serving Hamilton County; Clayton De Fur is a new community investment officer for CICF; and Laurie Burns was promoted to community collaborations and impact analyst for CICF.
As Legacy Fund’s director of development Rayburn will cultivate new and existing relationships with donors and professional advisors in Hamilton County. Prior to this new role, Rayburn served as a part of CICF’s community investment team where her portfolio included food insecurity, nutrition, health care and scholarships. She worked closely with organizations serving Hamilton County as the community investment officer for Legacy Fund’s competitive grant process. Rayburn also facilitated LINK Youth Advisory Council and Carmel Green Teen, both youth-led grant-making programs of Legacy Fund.
Rayburn has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from IUPUI and while in school, worked as a graduate assistant for CICF. Rayburn currently serves on the board of Hamilton County Purdue Extension and graduated from Hamilton County Leadership Academy in 2016.
De Fur’s focus areas as a community investment officer will include arts and culture, environment, animal welfare and health. De Fur will also work with scholarship funds and manage the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program. He recently received a master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University with a focus on nonprofit management. During his final year of school, De Fur worked for CICF as a community investment associate and assisted with the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program, scholarship outreach and grant review and report processes.
As the community collaborations and impact analyst, Burns will specialize in data impact and analysis for the community investment team at CICF. She will primarily work with the Summer Youth Program Fund and Community Crime Prevention Grant Program and will support scholarship recipients. In addition, Burns, a LINK Youth Advisory Council alumna, will now facilitate both the LINK and Carmel Green Teen grant programs.
Burns has been with the foundation since 2015 where she served as the primary contact for CICF’s scholarship administration and also streamlined processes for several CICF grant programs. Previously she served as a chapter consultant for Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity where she provided resources, process procedures and training to chapters at 50 college campuses in 12 states. Burns received her master’s degree from Indiana University in public affairs with an emphasis on nonprofit management and policy analysis.