Welcome Joy Morse

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We are thrilled to welcome Joy Morse to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County as the Director of Development and Community Outreach.

Joy has extensive knowledge of the nonprofit world and a well-established career in leadership, community outreach, and fundraising. A native of Southern California, Joy earned a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature at the University of Redlands where she met her husband, Christopher. Joy went on to pursue a career in marketing and communications.

While living in North Carolina and raising her two children, Joy earned a Masters in Literature from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. After graduating, Joy taught English Composition at UNCC and continued to pursue her marketing career. Despite her misgivings about living somewhere with so much snow, Joy’s husband convinced her to move to Connecticut in 2008. Joy not only found that she loves living in New England, she discovered a new career in the nonprofit space.

Joy recognized her calling to help others first as a volunteer at the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and then as a volunteer with the Brain Injury Alliance of CT (BIAC). Since taking the role as Manager Special Events and Grants Manager at BIAC, Joy has served as Director of Fund Development for both BIAC and the American Lung Association.

Joy enjoys exploring New England, hiking, and meeting and petting dogs – preferable all at the same time. Joy also loves reading, cooking, and soap making. She is always trying to learn a new craft or skill.

She is excited to bring her professional skills and knowledge to CFMC:

“Connecting with and helping people is my passion. While I’ve found my previous nonprofit roles fulfilling, the needs they serve are very specific. I was drawn to the work at the CFMC because of the diversity of impact that it has across Middlesex County. What has surprised me has been how inspiring it is to work with donors as they reach out to their neighbors to make sure no one is falling through the cracks. I feel privileged to be part of the CFMC team.”

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