Associate Director, Staff
Fred Rader previously served as Community Development Director for the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Planning and Development Council for 39 years. Rader’s background of many years in regional community development is well-aligned to serve PACF’s goals and mission.
Rader recently stepped down from his position as a member of the PACF Board of Directors to accept the staff role as an Associate Director. He served two full five-year terms previously on PACF's Board with two years as its Board Chair. Now in the second year of his second five year term, as he leaves the Board of Directors, he does so with a total of 17 years service to his credit. Rader was instrumental in helping to start up PACF’s Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation affiliate (serving Calhoun, Gilmer and Wirt Counties) and is a strong supporter of PACF and LKACF efforts. He has served on all of the PACF’s Committees--Scholarships, Grants, Development, Personnel, Executive and Investments--and fully completed the Foundation’s series of four Board training classes. Rader shared that his favorite thing about the PACF is, “Being able to make a positive impact on community needs.”
A Wirt County native, Fred has a special fondness for the Foundation’s work to cultivate philanthropy in rural communities through its affiliate network (Doddridge County Community Foundation, Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation, Ritchie County Community Foundation, and its new Lewis County Community Foundation Fund). He is married to Carol (Schmitt) Rader, with two children, and one grandchild (another to arrive soon!) Fred is a Marshall University graduate, and holds a Masters level degree.
Favorite thing about the PACF: "Being able to make a positive impact on community needs."