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McCoy to chair North Georgia Community Foundation
James McCoy
James McCoy

The board of directors of the North Georgia Community Foundation has elected James McCoy as chairman for 2014.

McCoy, who serves as president and CEO of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, is past president of the Rotary Club of Lanier-Forsyth and a Paul Harris Fellow. McCoy is also past president of the board for the Forsyth County Arts Alliance and was the founding chairman of the board for Mentor Me North Georgia.

McCoy serves on the board of directors for the Bald Ridge Boys Lodge, an emergency shelter for young men.

A graduate of Wake Forest University, McCoy will receive his MBA in June from the University of North Georgia.

Founded in 1985 by Lou Fockele and other business leaders, the North Georgia Community Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the spirit and quality of life in the Northeast Georgia community by building, managing and awarding charitable grants from a pool of community funds valued in excess of $47 million. To date, more than $45 million in grants have been awarded. The organization also promotes training and networking among the region’s nearly 300 nonprofits.

For more information, contact the foundation at or call 770-535-7880, ext. 226.