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River Edge Foundation Selects Macey C. Kilgore, MPA, CFRM as Chief Philanthropy Officer


Jay Bess, River Edge Communications: 478-803-7707 (office) 478.283.0138 (mobile) //


MACON – River Edge Foundation selects Macey C. Kilgore as its new Chief Philanthropy Officer. Ms. Kilgore holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the prestigious Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University as well as a Masters in Public Administration, with a focus on non-profit management, from Georgia Southern University.


River Edge Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shannon Gordon, said, “In addition to her national caliber education, Macey Kilgore apprenticed for nearly three years with the Foundation’s inaugural Chief Advancement Officer, Sue B. Chipman, CFRE. During this time, Macey helped secure both annual and major gifts and supervised day-to-day Foundation operations. Macey’s combination of training and experience makes her the logical choice to lead the next phase of sharing the River Edge story of hope to inspire giving to make life better in central Georgia.”   


About River Edge Behavioral Health

The full continuum of River Edge Behavioral Health services provide state-of-the-art treatment and support services for nearly 10,000 children, youth, families and adults annually, who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities. A repetitive national award winner identified for its exemplary leadership by its international accrediting body, River Edge services extend throughout Georgia, including Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson and Fulton Counties. Learn more at For help, call 478-803-7700 in Central Georgia or 404-665-8600 in Fulton County. 


About the River Edge Foundation

The River Edge Foundation, an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, raises private funds to help make life better for individuals who experience mental illness, addiction or a developmental disability, especially individuals served and supported through the robust, community-based offerings of River Edge Behavioral Health.  The Foundation strives for excellence in fundraising, investing, stewarding contributions and assets, governing the Foundation, as well as forming lasting and mutual beneficial relationships with community partners, constituencies and stakeholders.