Mary K. Rutherford
President & Chief Executive Officer
As the President and Chief Executive Officer, Mary leads the Montana Community Foundation (MCF) in its mission ofcultivating a culture of giving so Montana communities can flourish. Joining the Foundation in 2014, Mary has more than 20 years of philanthropic leadership experience in Idaho and Alaska. A fifth-generation Idahoan, Mary earned a master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University and a bachelor’sdegree in Business Management from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. Mary is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. With a belief that philanthropy can empower individuals to transform society, Mary’s work at MCF highlights the importance of local andcommunity impact.