Kay Riley - Foundation Staff
Meet Kay Riley, CPA and finance director for the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Kay joined the Community Foundation staff in 2021. She has over 30 years of experience in the for-profit world, including time spent as an auditor and working for a real estate developer specializing in affordable and subsidized housing. She has also been a volunteer, board member, and treasurer for numerous nonprofit organizations.
ROLE AT THE FOUNDATION: (Finance Director)
Kay manages and reports on the financial flow of the Community Foundation through investments, grants, and donations. In addition, she performs many of the human resource functions, oversees insurance and cyber security, and is the office guru on Microsoft Excel.
"After working in the for-profit world for so long, I love being part of the nonprofit world. I stand in awe of our local nonprofit organizations and the great work they do in the community. I'm proud to work for an organization that supports them in so many ways."
Kay has achieved the following educational degree: a bachelor's in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kay and her husband live in Sycamore. They have two grown sons, one granddaughter, and two dogs. Her favorite activities include hiking, kayaking, playing with her dogs, and spending quality time with her amazing granddaughter.