Dustin McClellan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pontiac Community Foundation. Pontiac Community Foundation (PCF), founded in 2018, is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to Building a Brighter Future for Pontiac by engaging philanthropy, leadership, and collaboration to tackle Pontiac’s most pressing issues. The organization’s most effective work targets neighborhood investment, economic vitality, racial equity, and civic leadership initiatives, that help make the city of Pontiac a more desirable place to live, work, and play. In three short years, the organization has mobilized more than 7.5 million dollars in grant, scholarship, and investment dollars.
Prior to his current role, Dustin served as Director of The Power Company Kids Club in Pontiac. He led the charge of investing in the lives of 1,400 children weekly, alongside a staff of over 50. Dustin also spent two years serving as Executive Pastor and member of the founding staff of EPIC Church in Independence, Missouri, and as Campus Pastor at Bridgewood Church in Clarkston, Michigan. In addition to his duties at the Pontiac Community Foundation, Dustin serves as Community Development Pastor at Woodside Bible Church in Troy, Michigan.
Dustin also provides leadership as a member of the Board of Directors for Leadership Oakland, Accent Pontiac, and Key of Hope, a humanitarian organization in Durban, South Africa, and as a member of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Relations Team and Rochester University’s School of Business and Spiritual Advisory Boards. Dustin also serves as Chairperson for Pontiac’s District Two Community Group. He is a past officer of Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County and the Pontiac Regional Chamber. Dustin was honored as a member of the 2017 Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 class and a 2021 member of Crain’s Detroit Business 40 under 40 class. He also served as Vice-President of Leadership Oakland’s Class of XXIX, received the 2021 Most Valuable Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Corp! Magazine, and studied Intercultural Studies at Global University.
In 2012, Dustin met the love of his life, Collett. The two have been married since August of 2014 and reside together in Pontiac, with their son, MJ, where they have devoted themselves to the advancement of the city.