BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

President

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.”

Kay Weatherford

Vice-President

Kay Weatherford is retired from the Migrant Education, Inc. in Cobden. Kay and her husband live in Carbondale.

John Daly

Treasurer

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.”

Dan Huffman

Secretary

Dan Huffman is a retired chemical engineer from Honeywell in Metropolis, IL.

Larry Busch

Director

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.

Alee Quick

Director

Alee Quick is the Digital Editor at The Southern Illinoisan newspaper in Carbondale, IL.

Raymond Lenzi

Director

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

Director

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.”

THANKS TO OUR ALUMNI WHO HAVE DEDICATED TIME TO SERVE ON THE SICF BOARD. ALL OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HAS BENEFITED FROM YOUR LEADERSHIP!

Delores Albritton
Jason Ashmore
Patricia Bauer
Joe Benberry
Bill Bonan, II
Jack Buckley, Jr.
Steve Cook
Eric Dirnbeck
Dennis DeRossett
Byram Fager
John Gardner
Adrienne Barkley Giffin
Ralph Graham

Jerry Hickam
Don Knight
Linda Lindus
Janet Mygatt
Allan Patton
Beth Pounce
Diane Regan
Rosslind Rice
Peter Ruger
Greg Sprehe
Michelle Trambley
Gene Watson
Gail West

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READY?

The Southern Illinois Community Foundation engages the people of our region in building a tradition of philanthropy. We are 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.