Olivia Arnold, of Atlanta, and a member of the Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has been appointed to the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) Board of Trustees for a three-year term that began in fall 2021.
"I am honored to serve on the CMF Board of Trustees as I am able to highlight the youth perspective in furthering opportunity in the present and for posterity," says Arnold.
Arnold's appointment comes as CMF, a regional membership organization for charitable foundations, aims to elevate its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and supporting youth leaders. Those goals and changes have included adding youth leadership to their Board. Arnold and Camille Gervill-Reache of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation were the two youth trustees appointed to the CMF Board in October 2021. Along with the other 22 CMF Trustees, Arnold will help to guide the vision and strategy of CMF. For Arnold, the position provides an opportunity for deep learning, networking and professional growth while contributing her voice and talents to Michigan's community of philanthropy.
At Atlanta High School Arnold serves as class president, student council representative and Knowledge Bowl captain. As a YAC member, she especially enjoys representing her fellow youth and their interests in the community.
The Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council is a program of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.