Rock Island Community Foundation Hires New Executive Director

ROCK ISLAND, IL - The Rock Island Community Foundation (RICF) has hired Gary Rowe of Rock Island as the new executive director of the foundation. He will start at the foundation on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Mr. Rowe is the retired director of development for Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. He has nearly 35 years of professional experience in non-profit development work in the Quad Cities.

In his role as executive director, Rowe is tasked with overseeing all foundation fundraising efforts and distributing grant money to 501(c)(3) organizations that serve the civic needs and general welfare of the City of Rock Island.