Board & Staff


Executive Director

Gavin Clark

Gavin has dedicated his entire professional career working in non-profit fundraising and development, senior-level strategic planning, and organizational leadership. Prior to joining the Park County Community Foundation, Gavin was the Philanthropy Manager for American Prairie Reserve. His primary role was to build and maintain meaningful relationships with supporters, resulting in increased philanthropic support, enthusiasm, and awareness. Before moving to Park County, Gavin served as Deputy Finance Director for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s victorious re-election campaign. Gavin was a founding member of Donor Development Strategies, a national fundraising firm focused on raising money for PBS and NPR stations. Gavin currently serves as the Vice-Chair of Livingston’s Parks and Trails Committee. Gavin, his wife Amy, and their two sons are honored to call Livingston home. Originally from Santa Fe, NM, Gavin holds a BA in Environmental Policy and Ethics from the University of Portland.

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Program Director

Carly Burson

In June 2017 the Community Foundation welcomed Carly Burson as the Foundation’s first program director. Carly moved to Livingston from Madison, Wisconsin, but originally hails from Duluth, Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor of Science in community & nonprofit leadership and global health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Carly worked with several organizations managing projects, events and operations, before landing at the American Red Cross – Badger-Hawkeye Chapter. At the American Red Cross, she led the successful implementation of a national volunteer blood transportation program initiative and managed over 150 volunteers across Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa. Carly works closely with community and nonprofit leaders to develop knowledge of key community issues and opportunities that face Park County. She also manages and administers the annual Community Grants Program as well as the Foundation scholarships. In her free time, Carly loves to explore Montana by hiking, camping and playing in the snow. Carly loves her role at the Community Foundation and is grateful to call Park County home. 

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Office and Finance Coordinator

Jessica Lilley

Jessica Lilley is a native to Montana, growing up in our beautiful community. She attended school in Paradise Valley before moving to Livingston. Jessica spent 6 years in the finance and lending industry before coming to the Community Foundation. She also has experience in internet marketing, social media, and website design. Jessica is married and has three children, two boys and a girl. They enjoy many of the outdoor activities Montana has to offer – including skiing, hiking, camping, and exploring. She hopes to give back to the community her children are growing up in by working with the staff and directors of the Park County Community Foundation and supporting their mission and goals.

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