Meet the team
Our staff members are supported by a team of trustees, patrons and supporters who we work closely with to ensure that we connect donors and communities together. Photocredit: Jodie Cole, Naked Marketing
Claire Cullens, Chief Executiveclairecullens@norfolkfoundation.com
Claire joined the Foundation in July 2017 as the Director of Development. She has recently taken on the Chief Executive role and is responsible for the day to day running of the Foundation in areas such as strategy, ensuring our donors’ philanthropic interests are being met as well as continuing to grow awareness of how the Foundation can help individuals and businesses make a difference in Norfolk.
Jenny Bevan, Head of Programmesjennybevan@norfolkfoundation.com
Jenny joined the Foundation in 2009 as a Grants Officer, was appointed as Grants Manager in 2012 and as Head of Programmes in 2018. She has worked in a number of funding and development roles in the third and public sectors, and brings a wealth of experience of grant management. As well as managing the delivery of the wide range of funds and opportunities the Foundation offers, Jenny also works with donors and other stakeholders to develop programmes that meet both donor aspirations and sector needs.
Olive Thompson, Head of Financeolivethompson@norfolkfoundation.com
Olive is currently the longest serving member of staff, joining the Foundation in March 2007 as the Finance and Office Administrator. Initially Olive worked in a small office with two colleagues before the very welcome move to Jarrolds Mill in late 2007. Olive has witnessed the exciting growth and diversity of the Foundation over the years. As Head of Finance she concentrates on the management and investment side of the finances, produces the year end accounts, and liaises with our banks and investment managers.
Joanne Dale, Finance Managerjoannedale@norfolkfoundation.com
Joanne joined the Foundation in September 2015, with experience in both accounting and the charity sector. Working closely with Olive by providing support on many aspects of the management accounts, as Finance Manager she manages the Foundations financial accounting, including donor funds.
Helen Tuttle, Relationship Coordinatorhelentuttle@norfolkfoundation.com
Helen joined the Foundation in 2011 as Grants Administrator. Her role now consists of overseeing marketing, planning and delivering the Foundation’s events, co-ordinating the running of our collective giving schemes and working with individual donors. She is currently leading on implementing new processes and cleansing databases to ensure we are compliant with new Data Protection legislation.
Clive Rayner, Grants Officercliverayner@norfolkfoundation.com
Clive has been with the Foundation since 2008 and currently works part-time. He has been involved in grant making since 1999 and in that time has worked for the New Opportunities Fund, the Big Lottery Fund and BBC Children in Need.
Jo Maddocks, Grants Officerjomaddocks@norfolkfoundation.com
Jo has extensive knowledge of the sector which she brings to the role of grants officer, including experience of supporting smaller voluntary and community groups. Jo is always willing to discuss potential grants applications and attends funding workshops and events across Norfolk to promote the work of Norfolk Community Foundation and its grants programmes.
Stefanie Pearson, Grants Officerstefaniepearson@norfolkfoundation.com
Stefanie joined the Foundation in November 2016 as a Grants Officer. Previously she has worked for local charities in areas of fundraising, marketing and events. She works as part of the Grants team to support voluntary and community groups to apply for funding.
Clare Lillywhite, Office & Grants Administratorclarelillywhite@norfolkfoundation.com
Clare joined the Foundation in 2016 after finishing university. Her role entails providing administrative support to the whole team and helping to ensure the smooth running of the Foundation. More recently she took on the responsibility of logging grant applications received and offering general support to applicants. Clare also carries out monitoring of funded projects, ensuring that all funding is used in accordance with the terms of the grant.