The Delaware Community Foundation welcomed Joan Hoge-North as its vice president for philanthropy Jan. 17.

Before joining the DCF, Hoge-North was the director of museum services at the Hagley Museum and Library. During her career, Hoge-North has served as the CEO at the Delaware Historical Society, executive director at the Historical Society of Talbot County, collections manager at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and project review support at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

Hoge-North has a history of community engagement. She is president of the Forum for Executive Women and a member of the board of the Rotary Club of Wilmington.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team at the Delaware Community Foundation and serving my home state of Delaware,” said Hoge-North. “I believe the new initiatives at the DCF will position the organization to make a lasting impact on the quality of life here, and I am honored to be a part of that change and that impact.”

Hoge-North has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts/textile design from East Carolina University, a master’s degree in art history/museum studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a certificate in leadership for community engagement from Noyce Leadership Institute.