Former Chair of Trustees for MK Community Foundation, Fola, has worked for many years with large multinationals in the private sector as a strategy consultant, a business leader and a partner with one of the top accounting firms in the UK. On top of this, she has extensive experience within the non-profit sector, and in international development where she led multimillion pound award winning projects across Africa and South Asia. Fola is the current Chair of MK Foodbank and played a vital role in ensuring the sustainability of the Foodbank throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a member of Milton Keynes Christian Centre Oldbrook and was key to establishing a £40K fund to celebrate the Christian Centre’s 40th birthday in 2019.
As President, Fola will oversee the Honorary Structure, which supports the Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Programme, working in partnership with the staff and trustee team to inspire philanthropy from all communities across the Borough.
The Community Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank former President, Alexander Boswell DL Vice Lord-Lieutenant, for his time and dedication. Throughout his 14 years, he has acted as a figurehead for the organisation, speaking at numerous gatherings and annual members’ meetings as well as hosting many events personally.
Ian Revell, CEO of MK Community Foundation, said,
“I’d like to give my heartfelt thanks to Alexander for his invaluable support over the past 14 years. Alexander has been a great advocate for the Community Foundation and the work of the many organisations across the voluntary, community, and cultural sectors who the Foundation has supported across Milton Keynes.”
In 2016, Fola Komolafe was awarded an MBE for services to business and the community. She was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire in 2015. Fola is also one of the founding members of MKEBC, supporting engagement of the local ethnic businesses with the wider business community.
Ian Revell said,
“Myself and the team are extremely excited about the positive contribution Fola will make in her new role as President, supporting our mission for a fairer community. Having already worked with the Community Foundation for many years, and with a great presence in the community, having volunteered her time with many wonderful local non-profit organisations, we’re very lucky to have her on board.”
“I am so delighted at this appointment and look forward to working with an amazing team of people in delivering the mission of the Community Foundation in our city. I have had the wonderful privilege of seeing first-hand the outstanding impact of the work and contribution of the Foundation to the voluntary, community and cultural sectors over the years, and remain so thrilled at the new and exciting opportunities that lie ahead. I thank Alexander for being excellent in his role over the last 14 years.”
Alexander has requested that, in recognition of his service, people donate to his Mental Health fund directly through the Community Foundation at https://mkcommunityfoundation.enthuse.com/donate#!/.
You can find out more about Fola and her involvement in the Milton Keynes community at https://mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk/about/our-people/.