Neysa Meyer was selected as the next Executive Director of the Putnam County Community Foundation (PCCF), a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to facilitate significant and sustainable change throughout Putnam County.
Meyer has served as the PCCF Communications Director since 2018. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Meyer fulfilled several roles at Kiwanis International. She started her career in philanthropy with the United States Peace Corps, serving in Cambodia.
“Neysa Meyer brings many strengths and a wealth of knowledge to her new role as Executive Director of the Putnam County Community Foundation. Neysa’s service as communications director has been impressive and appreciated. She also has extensive experience in fundraising and operations. Neysa will be able to hit the ground running toward her vision for the future of the foundation,” said Jeff McCall, President of the PCCF Board of Directors. “On behalf of the board, we are confident that Neysa can lead us to new heights as Executive Director and look forward to working together in the important work of community service.”
Meyer takes over for Brandon Wells, who is departing PCCF for another position in the philanthropic world. During Wells’ tenure, PCCF assets grew to a historic high of $43 million and annual grantmaking exceeded $1 million. Additionally, Wells oversaw PCCF relief efforts during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic that awarded 39 grants totaling more than $168,000 to nonprofits and other charitable initiatives.
“I am honored and excited to accept the role of Executive Director,” said Meyer. “The Putnam County Community Foundation is well-positioned to grow our assets and our impact. We have a dedicated staff, an energetic board, and strong momentum. I look forward to engaging more donors, additional nonprofits, and new volunteers in meeting the needs and aspirations of our beloved community.”
Meyer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Sociology from the University of Indianapolis and a Master of Public Affairs degree in Nonprofit Management from the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. She has also earned nonprofit leadership and management graduate certificates from Arizona State University.
Meyer lives in Greencastle with her husband, Adam, and their daughter, Charlee.