J. Clinton Mabie joined the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona as President and CEO in May of 2010. Mr. Mabie started his career in the nonprofit sector in 1992 after jobs in advertising and commercial real estate. During his nonprofit career, he served as Director of Development of The Golden Apple Foundation, founder of the Center of Teaching and Learning which teaches educators how to incorporate technology into the classroom, and was a high school teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. Most recently, Clint served as Director of Donor Services and Program Development at the Chicago Community Trust. During his tenure, donations increased from $15 million to $90 million annually and grants from donors increased from $1 million to over $45 million annually. Clint also planned and raised over $20 million for diverse communities and created the Trust’s poverty initiative, Return on Chicago.
Mr. Mabie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Management from J.L Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University.
Clint currently serves as a board member of Sun Corridor Inc., Tucson Values Teachers, Arizona Grantmakers Association, and as a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council and Nonprofit Executives of Tucson. He has served on nonprofit boards for over 20 years including, The Community Mental Health Council, National-Louis University and the Chicago District Golf Association’s Sunshine Through Golf Foundation. Clint is married to Debi and had three children, Chess, Clark and Martha.