Michelle MacLean was first introduced to the Community Foundation in Spring of 2018 when research began in the rural areas to explore the need for Rural Community Funds. Participating in the initial information sessions, Michelle helped with the development of the Rural Community Fund of Forty Mile in 2019. She was then hired on as Community Fund Coordinator where she has contributed significantly to the progress of the Fund for the past three years. Currently, Michelle is working full time as the Finance and Human Relations for her family business, South Island Farms.
“It is so vital for our community to have this fund in our area for groups for years and years to come.” – Michelle MacLean
Michelle was drawn into the vision of the Community Foundation because of the important aspect of long-term sustainability for rural communities. She feels that building the Rural Endowment Fund is like having an RRSP, to support our local needs for years to come.
“It is a sound investment, a savings for our county’s future.” – Michelle MacLean
Michelle grew up in Lethbridge and continued her education at the University of Lethbridge where she met her husband, Scott. Including her own Advertising Agency for 10 years, Michelle has numerous years of Marketing experience. However, the farm life has always drawn her back. They have three very busy boys 15, 13, and 10 who enjoy hockey, baseball, golf, swimming and helping on the family farm and feed lot. Having a passion for the Prairies, she has resided in the County of Forty Mile for 20 years. Michelle loves the uniqueness of her rural community; it is a great place to raise a family, and everyone knows everyone.
Michelle’s hobby is her community! She loves spending her extra time volunteering on various Boards within the community: St. Michael’s School Auction Chair, Troy Loney Charity Golf Classic, Bow Island Minor Hockey, Blues at the Bow, and as a past EDA representative.
“When you think of making a donation and planning for the future, the Fund is there.” -Michelle MacLean
The Community Foundation is very grateful for Michelle’s passion and vision in supporting the County of Forty Mile as a past employee and now as a donor and volunteer for various committees!
“30 Stories for 30 Years”