Friends of the Foundation

January 16, 2023

New committee members and leadership for 2023

The work of the Community Foundation is a joint effort of friends, partners, staff, board members and multiple grantmaking committees. […]
November 16, 2022

Donna Niester elected to state board

Donna Niester, one of the most prominent voices for philanthropy in our region, has been elected to the state board […]
July 25, 2022

New generation to benefit from the Leonard Center under the guidance of community leaders like Cliff Thomason

For many years the James R. Leonard Community Center served as a valuable community resource and safe haven for youth […]
April 20, 2022

Leonard Center inspired generations of leaders such as Tony Miller

Leadership from previous generations investing in our region’s youth, and community resources such as the James R. Leonard Community Center, […]
March 31, 2022

Friend of the Foundation — Mike Wendling

After seeing the range of Community Foundation’s activities and the impact they have on a small community, Michael “Mike” Wendling […]
March 1, 2022

Friend of the Foundation — Chris Penzien

Donor and former Community Foundation scholarship recipient Chris Penzien continues to make an impact on St. Clair County and the […]
February 3, 2022

Friends of the Foundation — Dawn and Steve Schweihofer

Long-time volunteers and friends of the Community Foundation Dawn and Steve Schweihofer understand the importance of philanthropy and the significant […]
December 2, 2021

Friends of the Foundation — Jenifer and Geof Kusch

The Community Foundation is honored to help donors like the Jenifer and Geof Kusch grant to organizations and causes near […]
August 30, 2021

Friend of the Foundation- Phyllis Ledyard

When you hear the name Phyllis Ledyard it might ring a bell because of the important work she has carried […]
June 22, 2021

Friend of the Foundation – Kathy Swantek

Most may know Kathy Swantek from her professional work leading Blue Water Developmental Housing or wearing one of her many […]
April 1, 2021

Friends of the Foundation – Alice and Don Giese

The April friend of the Foundation is Alice Giese and her late husband, Don. The Gieses created an unrestricted endowed […]
February 12, 2021

Friend of the Foundation- Kathy Holth

Kathy has volunteered at the Foundation for over 15 years. She has been instrumental in recruiting volunteers to help out […]