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MERRILLVILLE — Legacy Foundation has hired Bushra H. Rehman as community development director and Maranda Fishback as community engagement coordinator.

Rehman, who has 19 years in academic and association management, joins Legacy Foundation to establish and lead a community development corporation for Lake County.

“Bushra joins us at an exciting time as the foundation aims to build on its Neighborhood Spotlight program. Her strong background in financial management, organizational governance and communications will be instrumental in bringing on new partners and laying the groundwork for Lake County’s Community Development Corporation,” said Legacy Foundation President Carolyn Saxton.

Before joining Legacy Foundation, Rehman was executive director of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science at SmithBucklin Corporation.

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Fishback previously served as an intern with the Legacy Foundation through the Lilly Endowment GIFT Internship Program, a grant program funded by Lilly Endowment to give college students internship opportunities at Indiana community foundations.

During her time at the foundation, Fishback helped coordinate and execute Legacy’s key events: its annual meeting, scholarship dinner and Civic Innovators Convening. She grew the foundation’s social media presence through creative online challenges. Fishback started the foundation’s youth philanthropy initiative, named the Lake County Teen Action Group, to encourage high school-age students to get involved with local nonprofit organizations and learn about responsible grant-making.

In her new role, Fishback will manage three Legacy programs: the Lake County Teen Action Group, RiseNWI and On the Table.

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