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Medore Joins CFMV as Community Relations and Engagement Coordinator

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is excited to announce the addition of Josh Medore to its staff. Medore was named Community Relations and Engagement Coordinator for the Foundation in October, a new position created to advance CFMV’s various strategic initiatives and serve as an ambassador in the community.

In his new role, Medore has already begun building relationships across the Mahoning Valley, work that puts him in touch with fund holders and the leaders of component funds at the Community Foundation, grant seekers and local organizations that are leading grassroots efforts to make the Valley a better place to live. He also works to boost community awareness of the Foundation’s work, as well as the area’s assets and challenges.

“We are thrilled to have Josh join the Foundation and our strong team,” said Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation. “He has already taken the lead on making connections across the community and supporting many of the current projects we have in progress here at CFMV. We are looking forward to Josh growing in this role and sharing his tremendous talent with our team.”

Prior to arriving at the Community Foundation, Medore spent seven years at The Business Journal, most recently as special projects editor. A native of Flint, Mich., he graduated from Youngstown State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s in journalism and has since made the Mahoning Valley his home. In his free time, Josh is a nerd who enjoys playing tabletop roleplaying games, listening to podcasts about off-the-beaten path history and planning road trips he probably won’t ever take.

Medore officially began at the Community Foundation at the beginning of October, and he can be reached at or 330-743-5555.

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley strives to be a leader and advocate for strategic philanthropy, partnering with donors to anchor a permanent and growing endowment and making investments in the Mahoning Valley that improve the quality of life for all residents. The Community Foundation is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board.