The West End Home Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dianne Oliver has been named the organization’s first Executive Director. The West End Home Foundation was founded in 1891 to provide housing and care to older women in Nashville and has transitioned into a private charitable foundation that provides financial support to nonprofit organizations serving senior adults. According to Kim Hardin, President of The West End Home Foundation Board of Directors, “Our Foundation has developed to the point that we need the leadership of an experienced professional. We are excited that Dianne has agreed to share her talents with us to improve the quality of life of seniors”.
Ms. Oliver brings a lifelong commitment to seniors and a wealth of professional experience in the nonprofit sector to her new role with the Foundation. Her background includes extensive work with public and private funders on grant making processes and procedures as well as capacity building for community service agencies. Dianne received her M.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with an emphasis in Quantitative Research and Gerontology. A native of Kansas City, Ms. Oliver spent seventeen years working in the United Way system of the Greater Kansas City area as Director of Fund Distribution, Executive Director of a suburban United Way and later as Director of Community Initiatives. She established her own consulting practice in Northeast Ohio in 2002 to provide training, facilitation and technical support in the areas of program impact, coalition building and strategic planning. After moving to Nashville in 2012, Dianne became affiliated with the Center for Nonprofit Management as a consultant and trainer.
Ms. Oliver says “I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as The West End Home Foundation’s first Executive Director. This position blends my commitment to older adults with my passion for philanthropy and stewardship. I look forward to helping the Foundation expand its reach and impact in the community.”