Harvest welcomes new grants administrator

Harvest welcomes new grants administrator

October 20, 2016

The Harvest Foundation staff is excited to welcome India Brown of Martinsville as the new grants and program team administrator.

In her position, Brown is responsible for managing the foundation’s grants process and will work closely with the foundation’s program team to direct the proposal process and evaluate prospective grantees.

“India will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team from her background in the nonprofit sector, and her skills in education,” said Allyson Rothrock, president of Harvest Foundation. “We are very happy to have her join our team, and we look forward to what we’ll be able to accomplish together.”

As a former intern for Harvest, Brown said she’s excited to be back.

“As a Harvest intern in 2011, I observed the dedication of the Harvest team to ensure greater opportunities for the citizens of Martinsville-Henry County,” she said. “I’m excited to join a team with such commitment and motivation to improve our community.”

As a staff member at Harvest, Brown said she will “assist in informing the community about the mission of Harvest in hopes that citizens feel empowered to work with the foundation to make the community a better place to live and work.”

Brown comes to Harvest from the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville where she served as director of the HEY (Help Engage Youth) Collaborative. She’s also worked as an instructor for Piedmont Community Services, and as a substitute teacher and career development coordinator for Henry County Public Schools.

Brown serves on Martinsville City’s Board of Zoning Appeals and is a member of the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County. She’s a former member of Piedmont Arts’ Board of Directors and she served on the Youth Council for West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board.

Brown lives in Martinsville with her husband Matthew, who serves as pastor of St. Paul High Street Baptist Church, and her Wheaten Terrier named Teddy. Her parents, Joe and Donna Dillard, also live in Martinsville, and her bother Ian lives in Charlottesville.


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