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MCF Welcomes Two New Board Members in 2023

January 31, 2023

Montana Community Foundation (MCF) announces the addition of two new board members. Mack Clapp (Missoula) and Courtney Scott (Bozeman have been elected to serve three-year terms.

Additionally, MCF re-elected four officers to serve a one-year term. Camila “Cami” Skinner of Sidney will serve as Board Chair; Tom McGree of Helena will serve as vice-chair; Dan McLean of Helena will serve as secretary; and Andrea “Angie” Main of Browning will serve as treasurer.

"We are honored to have these two individuals from across Montana join the board,” says Cami Skinner, MCF Board Chair. “We welcome the skill, knowledge, and passion for community that they each bring."

Mack Clapp retired as a Chief Investment Officer from the Directors Guild of America in 2013. Located in Missoula, Mack has been an active member of philanthropy in Montana since 1996, when he served on the Audit Committee for the Eureka Bank Board of Directors. Mack has served on the Montana Community Foundation’s Investment Committee since 2018 and established the Investment Committee at the University of Montana Foundation, where he served for 11 years. He also served on the investment committee and Board of Directors at Headwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana and the investment committee for the Sempra Energy Nuclear Decommission Trust.

Mack has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a Master of Science degree in finance, both from the University of Montana. He believes with his business and investment background, he can add value and perspective and contribute to the future success at MCF.

Courtney Scott is the Program Director at the Foundation for Community Vitality, a place-based Montana family foundation. She also serves on the board of directors for the Foundation for Community Vitality and Scott Family Services. Additionally, she currently serves on the American Indian Advisory Board for the Museum of the Rockies. Her work in philanthropy has been through purposeful relational grantmaking, strategic collaboration, nimble distribution of funds, and thoughtful site-visits for the Foundation for Community Vitality board and interested funder groups. Courtney has worked over the years at Strengthening the Circle, a Native non-profit leadership program, where she has moderated learning circles and facilitated funder roundtables resulting in creative funding solutions. Courtney assisted in guiding fast response efforts during the pandemic in Native communities. Through her familial philanthropic work, she developed a charter defining purpose and leads a non-governing board focused on multi-family foundational assistance.

Courtney has a Bachelor of Arts degree in sculpture and a Bachelor of Science degree in conservation biology from Pitzer College. Additionally, she has a Master of Science degree in marine biology with an emphasis on science education research and assessment from San Francisco State. Courtney spent 15 years working in fabrication and exhibitions in science centers and natural history museums in San Francisco. She feels she has much to learn in board governance and more traditional state-wide community philanthropy and comes to MCF eager to learn and contribute where she can.