CEO of Community Foundation of SLO County is honored

Heidi H. McPherson
Heidi H. McPherson Courtesy photo

Heidi H. McPherson, chief executive officer of the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, has been named one of the Top 50 Women in Business in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties by the Pacific Coast Business Times.

The award profiles outstanding female business leaders. An awards reception was held April 16 in Santa Barbara.

Steve McCarty, president of the foundation’s board, noted that the organization is pleased with the honor that McPherson received.

McPherson, who has 25 years of experience in philanthropy, “brings her passion for a relationship-based culture, along with her national experience and expertise,” to the foundation, helping “us to build on the good work” that the foundation has accomplished, McCarty said.

The Foundation’s assets under management have grown to more than $48 million, and provide support to all aspects of the community in perpetuity, according to a news release from the foundation.