Exciting Changes at the Foundation

We are pleased to announce that Blanca Ruiz, Miranda Reece, and Dee Dee Bell have joined the Community Foundation of Louisville’s Development & Stewardship team. Blanca joined us as a Grants Associate, Miranda as our newest Development & Stewardship Associate, and Dee Dee as our Database Administrator.

Blanca Ruiz

As a member of the Development & Stewardship tema, Blanca will use her knowledge of donor engagment and data management to process grants. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Blanca worked as a Communications Coordinator at the Backside Learning Center. Before moving to Louisville, Blanca worked for Angelo State University teaching Rhetoric and Composition. She also received her BA and MA from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

Originally from Mexico, Blanca became a citizen of the United States in 2016 and moved to Louisville, Kentucky. Her personal experiences as an immigrant sparked her passion for immigrant and refugee rights.

Miranda Reece

Miranda will help donors reach their philanthropic goals through outstanding service in the areas of online philanthropy, tax receipts, gift acknowledgements and fund administration. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Miranda worked as a Client Service Advocate at Jackson National Life Insurance Company in Nashville, TN, where she was recognized for her outstanding customer service.

A Louisville native, Miranda attended Presentation Academy and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. While attending U of L, she was a charter member of the Theta Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta and became the first acting Chief Executive Officer of that chapter.

Dee Dee Bell

Dee Dee Bell joined the Community Foundation of Louisville as a Database Administrator in July 2018. She brings many skills to the team such as process improvement, relationship building, and organization.

A Louisville native, Dee Dee attended Kentucky State University and received her B.A. in Liberal Arts. She also earned her M.B.A from Indiana Wesleyan University. Dee Dee has 16 years of experience in the Retail Pharmacy field and recently worked at Norton Healthcare as a Pharmacy Accounts Receivable Associate. In addition, Dee Dee is a Realtor with Right Choice Reality, Inc.

Dee Dee dreams of creating and owning a juice bar to provide her community with healthy food options that will encourage a healthier lifestyle.