The Elizabeth & Guido Binda Foundation Announces Jennifer Nottingham as their New Executive Director
Battle Creek - The Binda Foundation's Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected Jennifer Nottingham
as its next executive director after a nationwide search. Nottingham will succeed Nancy Taber, who served as its Executive
Director since 2009, and previously announced that she would be retiring on January 31, 2021.
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity to build on the legacy of Elizabeth and Guido Binda," shares Nottingham. "I am
looking forward to working with the Board and our community to explore innovative ways to support positive change in
Battle Creek and Calhoun County."
Nottingham has over fifteen years of experience in non-profit and social sector leadership. She brings nearly eight years
of grantmaking experience while working for the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, where she managed its
education investment portfolio and education initiatives. She was also a Fellow for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's national
Class 1 Community Leadership Network, which supports leaders to connect, grow, and lead transformational change in their
communities for a more equitable society.
Jennifer's background also includes evaluation and technical assistance for national and state early childhood and health
equity initiatives at Michigan State University. Most recently, she provided leadership for a statewide initiative to prevent
childhood trauma at the Michigan Public Health Institute. Nottingham earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central
Michigan University and a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University.
"We are extremely excited to have Jennifer join the Foundation and help lead our efforts in the community. We think that
she has wonderful experience and skill set that perfectly suits the Binda Foundation's goals and objectives," says Cindy
Ruble, Board Chair. "Jennifer's knowledge and passion for the Battle Creek and Calhoun County area were very evident
during the interview process and she will be able to swiftly progress our community change and programming efforts."
The Binda Foundation is an education foundation designed to promote learning throughout the lifespan and encourage
people to improve quality of life in Battle Creek and Calhoun County through investments in education, health, and