Park City, UT – April 23, 2020 – Park City Community Foundation today announced that it has promoted Diego Zegarra to the role of Community Impact Director, succeeding Ollie Wilder who will retire in June 2020. The Community Impact Director offers leadership and convening expertise bringing together partners, local government, philanthropists, and nonprofit organizations around key issues such as mental health, early childhood education, and housing.
“I’m excited to transition into this position which allows me to recommit efforts to continue amplifying underrepresented voices in our community,” said Zegarra. “Our work is grounded in collaboration and strong partnerships, and I’m grateful for everyone I have had the opportunity of working with.”
Diego has worked at the Community Foundation since 2016 and his most recent role has been Social Equity Director in which he has led the community-wide Social Equity partnership with Park City Municipal Corporation, bringing together over 100 stakeholders from government, nonprofit, and the private sector in order to advance equity and inclusion in our community. He was also instrumental in launching the Solomon Fund in 2016. Currently he is leading the Community Response Fund to get support to those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic making grants to ensure availability of food, basic needs, healthcare, mental health services, and domestic violence services.
Additionally, the Community Foundation has elevated Sarah MacCarthy to the role of Community Impact Manager from her previous position as Special Projects Manager where she managed the Solomon Fund and assisted on the Community Foundation’s social equity efforts. In her new role, she will continue to manage the Solomon Fund and work to increase measurement and evaluation efforts across the Community Foundation’s areas of impact. Additionally, she will work to advance equity and inclusion in the community.
Diego and Sarah have deep relationships in Park City’s Spanish speaking community and direct the Community Foundation’s Solomon Fund which offers local Latino children more inclusive opportunities to participate in recreational activities like sports, dance, and summer camps.
“I’m grateful that we had such strong candidates during our recruitment process and pleased to have a strong team,” said Katie Wright, Executive Director. “Diego will lead the Community Foundation’s program staff as we continue to bring people together to tackle greater Park City’s toughest challenges and offer enduring solutions for systems-level change. Both Sarah and Diego will help solve issues in the community with a value of equity, inclusion, and measurable impact.”
Park City Community Foundation has seen significant growth since its founding in 2007 and has expanded from being a funder of local nonprofits to a community problem solver addressing the most critical needs and opportunities in greater Park City.
Sarah and Diego will start their new roles on May 4, 2020; and the Community Foundation will soon be hiring a new Outreach and Impact Coordinator.
About Park City Community Foundation: Park City Community Foundation plays a vital role in solving the most challenging problems in Park City. We care for and invest in our people, place, and culture by bringing together local nonprofits, donors, and community leaders to contribute financial resources and innovative ideas to benefit all the people of Park City—now and in the future. As the home of Live PC Give PC, Women’s Giving Fund, Solomon Fund, and other important initiatives, the Community Foundation has brought millions of dollars to the greater Park City community and Summit County. Learn more about donating, volunteering, fundraising and getting involved in the generosity of Park City at parkcitycf.org.