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Mary K. Rutherford

President & Chief Executive Officer

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When she joined MCF:
January 2014

Where she’s from:
Lewiston, Idaho

What she does:
Mary leads the Montana Community Foundation in its mission of cultivating a culture of giving so Montana communities can flourish.

What she did:
Most notably, Mary served as the President of the University of Alaska Foundation and Chief Development Officer for the University of Alaska System.

What the fancy stuff on her wall is:
Mary earned a master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. She is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Favorite place in Montana:
The wilderness

If she had to choose another profession:
Residential remodeler/restorer

Something most people don’t know about her:
I’m a certified scuba diver.

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