OKLAHOMA CITY – Trisha Finnegan has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, which works with donors across the region to create charitable funds that benefit the community. She succeeds Nancy B. Anthony who led the Community Foundation for 37 years.
“With 20 years of experience across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Finnegan brings a commitment to innovation, collaboration and place-based investment to address community needs,” said Oklahoma City Community Foundation Chairman T. Scott Spradling. “As President and CEO, she will continue to enhance the Foundation’s relevance as a trusted philanthropic partner and strive to increase and use its assets to impact and benefit the community.”
Finnegan was hired after a nationwide search conducted by Kittleman & Associates. She comes to Oklahoma from the Community Foundation of Louisville, where as Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, she consistently secured funds and partners to extend that Foundation’s reach and elevate important issues across sectors. This work not only attracted new support, but also increased visibility and extended relationships leading to increased investment and fueling community change alongside partners, grantees and donors.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation of Louisville, Finnegan held roles across multiple sectors, including work with social ventures, charitable organizations and fortune 500 corporations. She is excited to bring this depth of expertise to her role at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
“With a diversifying population, growing economy, and deep community pride, Oklahoma City continues to rise. As the Community Foundation’s next President & CEO, I will have the tremendous opportunity to set a course for the organization’s future growth, which is only possible thanks to the strong foundation created by Nancy B. Anthony and all current and previous trustees and staff,” said Finnegan. “With the support of the trustees, the commitment of the capable team, and the generosity of our donors, I look forward to the Community Foundation creating significant impact across Oklahoma City and beyond.”
Finnegan has a history of community service, and is currently a Board Member of the Community Foundations of Canada, Dendri Fund and serves on the Federal Reserve Banks’ Community Advisory Council – Eighth District. She holds a B.S. in Business and Organizational Behavior from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and completed a graduate certificate in Design Thinking and Innovation through the Darden School at the University of Virginia.