Nash Finch names chair of charitable division

MINNEAPOLIS — Food distribution company Nash Finch has named Gary Spinazze as chair of the NFC Foundation for a two-year term. The NFC Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Nash Finch. Board member Paula Docken, business analyst, chair of the community outreach committee was named as chair elect.

“The selection of Gary as chair of the NFC Foundation and Paula Docken as chair elect is a tribute to their passion for our foundation’s mission and for volunteerism,” commented Alec Covington, Nash Finch president and CEO. “Their energy, enthusiasm and commitment will serve the foundation and our non-profit partners well.”

Spinazze, VP vendor relations for Nash Finch, has served as a director of the NFC Foundation since 2009 and chairs the foundation’s fundraising Committee. In his new role Gary will continue to be actively involved with major fundraising initiatives for the NFC Foundation - including the annual golf tournament – and will add responsibility for oversight of the NFC Foundation giving programs.

“I’m honored and proud to take on the role of chair of the NFC Foundation,” stated Gary Spinazze. “There is no better feeling than to give back to the community, and our foundation has played a vital role in creating the spirit of giving back that has become a part of our culture at Nash Finch Company. I am proud to work for a company that is so committed to the communities it serves.”

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