Anthony leading county foundation

MARQUETTE – Gail M. Anthony is the new chief operating officer of the Marquette County Community Foundation.

She will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the foundation. The foundation and its affiliate funds encourage philanthropic investment in the future of the area by attracting permanent endowment funds from a wide range of donors to provide charitable grants.

Anthony was raised in the Copper Country and has a liberal study associate’s and a political science bachelor’s degrees from Northern Michigan University.

She previously worked for eight years at financial institutions, including the 1st National Bank of Calumet and Houghton National Bank.

Relocating to Marquette in 1985, she began 18 years of employment in various positions at Northern Michigan University.

In 2003, she founded Creative Computer Concepts, an electronic imaging business. In 2005, she began working for Centrup Hospitality as the general manager for the Country Inn & Suites in Marquette.

Anthony serves on the Upper Peninsula Catholic Credit Union Board, for St. Michael Catholic Church’s Finance Council and is a third year mentor for NMU’s Student Leader Fellowship program.

She and her husband Bob live in Negaunee. They have a son Ross, a daughter-in-law Lucy and a granddaughter Jordyn who reside Negaunee; a son Ryan of San Francisco; and daughter Sarah who is a student at Michigan State University.