Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has announced the promotion of Joseph R. Baker to chief financial officer. Baker joined the foundation in 2011 as vice president of finance and administration.
Baker is credited with improving management of the organization’s financial reports and developing better methods to monitor cash flow, the balance sheet, the timeliness and quality of audits and the filing of 990 reports with the IRS.
Juanita James, the foundation’s president and CEO, said, “He has consistently been the champion of ensuring that I, along with our board, execute our fiduciary responsibility to protect the financial sustainability of our organization.”
The foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, and has awarded more than $212 million in grants to nonprofits