Our staff is dedicated to making a difference in the greater Dubuque area. With extensive knowledge of our community's changing needs, we are uniquely suited to assist in matching donors' philanthropic intents with the organizations that can best realize their goals. We are here to serve you: our donors and our community. Contact us anytime at 563.588.2700 or

Community Foundation Staff

  • Nancy Van Milligen

    President and CEO
  • Amy Manternach

    VP of Finance & Philanthropic Services
  • Hillary Baker

    Director of Communications
  • Faye Finnegan

    Faye Finnegan

    Director of Donor Relations
  • Jenna Manders

    Knowledge Management Director
  • M.J. Smith

    Director of Affiliate Foundations
  • Rebecca Kruse

    Rebecca Kruse

  • Brittani Olinger

    Brittani Olinger

  • Jon Aguilar

    Jon Aguilar

    Regional Communications Coordinator
  • Adam Zalaznik

    Graphic Designer
  • Katie Decker

    Katie Decker

    Grants Management Coordinator
  • Wendy Sweeney

    Nonprofit Partnership Coordinator
  • Amanda Bickal

    Amanda Bickal

    Finance Assistant
  • Kay Ann Griebel

    Executive Assistant

Partner Foundation Staff

  • Jennifer Klinkhammer

    Jennifer Klinkhammer

    Exec. Director, Foundation for DBQ Public Schools
  • Mary Jo Gothard

    Mary Jo Gothard

    Exec. Director, CFJC

Program Coordinators and Grant-Funded Positions

  • Julee Albers

    Julee Albers

    Director of Youth Impact
  • Laura Merrick

    Laura Merrick

    Project HOPE Coordinator
  • Katrina Neely Farren-Eller, Ph.D.

    Inclusive Dubuque Coordinator
  • Jason Neises

    Heart & Soul Coordinator
  • Megan Simpson

    Community Engagement Coordinator


  • Melanie Bressler

    AmeriCorps* VISTA Community Legacy Program Assistant

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