Joshua D. Gibb, Executive Director of the Galesburg (IL) Community Foundation, works tirelessly to make the communities in Knox and Warren Counties healthier. Joshua is leading his board, staff and communities to invest in the power of philanthropy. Since 2008, he has helped grow the Community Foundation to a $27 million organization. Under his leadership the organization has invested more than $2 million into nonprofits and programs in Knox and Warren Counties. In addition to serving Galesburg Community Foundation, Joshua is involved with the Council on Foundations’ Public Policy Committee, which is responsible for lobbying on behalf of COF members and the philanthropic sector. He is also a charter board member of the Alliance for Illinois Community Foundations, a philanthropic entity that provides greater support to Illinois Community Foundations.
Joshua is a former Galesburg Unit School District #205 board member, and serves on the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce board and marketing committee. He is also involved with the Galesburg Lions Club and was named Lion of the Year in 2011. Joshua has an Associates Degree from Carl Sandburg College, where he was honored as the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus, and he holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Western Illinois University. Recently he earned his Certificate in Strategic Management from the Association of Strategic Planners and a Certificate in Nonprofit Governance.
Joshua and his family are active at Northwoods Community Church in Galesburg. He and his wife, Stacy, live in rural Galesburg with their four children.