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Hoover Foundation fills new fundraising position
News · July 13, 2017


The Hoover Presidential Foundation announced June 21 the addition of Mundi Gordon McCarty to their staff.
McCarty is fulfilling a new role at the Foundation as director of development. Her responsibilities include implementing and evaluating the Foundation’s fundraising plan and cultivating and stewarding the resources of individual and corporate donors.

A West Branch native, McCarty embodies much of the town’s historic values, read a press release. During her West Branch years, McCarty spent a few summers at the Hoover National Historic Site as an interpretive guide. She led demonstrations and told stories about Hoover’s life for visitors and she gained a deep appreciation for the history and legacies of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover.

“The most exciting part is seeing how my life in West Branch has really come full-circle,” McCarty said in a statement.

Throughout high school, McCarty pursued a high level of involvement in sports and other clubs. It’s also where she would meet her future husband, Sean. She attended college at Iowa State University, where she studied Exercise Physiology and Spanish.

McCarty and her family now live in Solon and she stays involved in her community as a board member for the Solon Education Foundation, and she, with her husband, Sean, attend many activities in support of their four children. In addition, her hobbies include gardening, reading, spending time with family and traveling; however, she especially enjoys hunting for antiques and embarking on DIY-style projects.

After several years with the University of Iowa Foundation, McCarty is happy to return to West Branch to carry on the legacy of Herbert Hoover.

“The history here is not only an asset to West Branch, but also the state of Iowa, the Midwest, and ultimately the United States as a whole,” she said. “Hoover’s life had global implications, I hope people know what an impactful part of history is sitting in their backyard.”

The Foundation’s executive director, Jerry Fleagle, said, “We’re really happy to have Mundi join our team. She places high value in getting to know people on a deeper level and that is something we find invaluable.”

McCarty joined the Foundation staff on June 13.

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