The Community Foundation board members serve without pay and represent the population of our region. They are community leaders who are involved in numerous organizations and live across all parts of Southern Illinois.
To engage the people of southern Illinois in building a tradition of philanthropy. The Southern Illinois Community Foundation is committed to creating an opportunity for donors to participate in local community development efforts to address the changing needs of our community through charitable giving.
Margaret "Maggie" Flanagan
Margaret “Maggie” Flanagan is a founding board member of SICF and its first Executive Director. She is owner of Development Specialties, a consulting firm serving organizations with internal capacity building. Maggie says “Community Foundations help keep philanthropy local by growing funds and leadership to serve our communities forever.”
Dan Huffman is a retired chemical engineer from Honeywell in Metropolis, IL.
John Daly is a CPA and an attorney. He and his family live in Carbondale. Daly says, “I serve and support the Community Foundation because it keeps charitable gifts close to home, for the exclusive use of our local communities.”
Kay Weatherford is retired from the Migrant Education, Inc. in Cobden. Kay and her husband live in Carbondale.
Larry is a retired professor of industrial design at SIUC. He is a 40+ year resident of Southern Illinois and often enjoys its beauty on the back of a motorcycle or from the hull of a kayak.
Lynne Chambers, Esq.
Lynne Chambers is the Executive Director for Legacy Training Inc, whose vision is to alleviate poverty of the mind, body and spirit. Lynne is a Southern Illinois native and resides in Grand Chain, IL.
Dr. Lenzi is retired from being the Executive Director of Economic Development at the Dunn Richmond Center at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Lenzi has continuously volunteered his time with many non-profit organizations in various capacities over the years in southern Illinois.
Martin Rowe is the President and CEO of First Eldorado Bancshares. He and his family live in Harrisburg. He is involved with several charitable and civic organizations. Rowe states “I really like the flexibility and ease of use of our community foundation can offer. Individual donors get the benefit of making tax-deductible contributions to an accredited 501(c)3 with as large or small of a contribution they are comfortable with, while at the same time having the flexibility to support the charitable causes that are near and dear to them.”