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About Foundation Group

At Foundation Group, we focus on just one goal:
Helping nonprofits thrive!

Our expertise in 501(c)(3) nonprofit formation, bookkeeping, plus state and federal tax and compliance filings helps nonprofit leaders make better decisions, reduce risk, and grow their organizations.

Years in Business
Nonprofit Experts
Clients Served
Most Trusted Professional Services Firm for Nonprofits
Our History

Foundation Group was started in 1995 in Nashville, Tennessee, by our founder and CEO, Greg McRay.  From then until now, his vision has remained the same:  to bring expert formation and compliance services to the under-served community of small to medium-sized nonprofits.

What began as a two person shop back then has grown to over 50 dedicated professionals serving thousands of nonprofits, all across the country, each and every year.  Our team members are true subject-matter experts who are laser-focused on providing exactly what our clients need to succeed.

Foundation Group is recognized as an Inc. 5000 company for 2023
Foundation Group has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the Southeast for 2023 by Inc. 5000!
Our Mission

“Inspiring and Empowering Nonprofit Success”

Our Core Commitments

To develop and provide essential knowledge, resources, and professional services unique to the needs of the nonprofit community

To provide our clients a path to achieve their dream and their mission through establishing a firm foundation, and adhering to the principles of transparency, compliance, and best practices

To work toward the long-term growth and success of our clients, our company, and our team members

To encourage and honor the Biblical principles of charity (Matthew 22:39, I Corinthians 13:13, Philippians 2:3, 1 Peter 3:8)

Our Team

We’re incredibly proud of our career professionals who bring the “A” game, everyday, to the benefit and success of our clients.  Unlike a lot of companies, we don’t sub-out our work to a network of independent contractors.  Our team is right here in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee:  real people, doing great work, for amazing organizations.

Get to know us…our mission is your success!

Executive Team


Susan Garrison

Associate Director - Bookkeeping Services
Shannon Evans

Shannon Evans, EA, MBA

Director of Compliance Services

Dee Hollinger

Director of Formation Services

Charles Reasonover

Director of Marketing

Nonprofit Formation

Aaron Burcham, EA

Senior Exemption Specialist

Angee Bruce

Client Support Manager

Juliette Vincent

Senior Writer / Workflow Coordinator

Lauren “Ren” Henderson, EA

Senior Exemption Specialist

Linnea Hopkins Mace, EA

Senior Exemption Specialist / IRS Liaison

Marcie Timmerman

Writer / Nonprofit Formation Specialist

Memory Strong

Exemption Specialist

Pam Bolick

Nonprofit Formation Specialist

Sara LaChance

Senior Exemption Specialist

Compliance Services

Andrew Payne, EA

Senior Compliance Specialist / Staff Accountant

Anna Cesnik

Compliance Specialist

Chanda Greenwood

Senior Compliance Specialist

Heather Young

Compliance Support Specialist

Jacob Moore

Compliance Support Specialist

Jon Fleet

Compliance Specialist

Madi Robinson

Compliance Specialist

Makenzie Turner

Senior Compliance Specialist

Shelby Lash

Compliance Specialist

Bookkeeping Services

Amanda McCaleb

Senior Bookkeeper

Bobby Marsh


Donna Scoville


Elisabeth Payne

Gary Ventola

Gary Ventola


Jennifer Gray

Jessica Hein, Bookkeeper

Jessica Hein


Lisa Vaughan

Senior Bookkeeper

Nancy Martinez


Pam Gregory


Shelley Garrett

Suzanne Morgan

Suzanne Morgan


Tanjanika Seals


Valerie Snyder


Sales Team

Brenda Bourgeois

Sales Advisor

Chaz Duffy

Sales Development Representative

Cheri Wessels

Sales Administrative Assistant

Jim Powell

Sales Advisor

Nicholas Goss

Sales Advisor

Ryan Daniel

Sales Advisor

Marketing Team

Rosie John

Marketing Specialist

Client Care

Jake Van Ekelenburg

Client Concierge
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