Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Strengthens Communications, Initiatives Teams with New Staff
DUBUQUE, IOWA — The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque recently welcomed three new staff members to support communications efforts and its Local College Access Network (LCAN) initiative.
In July , Jeff Danna and Molly Moser joined the Community Foundation team as communications manager and communications coordinator, respectively. Danna brings 12 years of experience in nonprofit communications and journalism, having most recently served as director of storytelling and content strategy for Erikson Institute in Chicago. He previously worked in communications at Northwestern Medicine and as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times Media Group.
Moser joins the Foundation from the Guttenberg Press, where she spent six years as a reporter writing a weekly editorial and feature stories focused on community issues, events and people in Guttenberg. She also worked for five years as the gallery and studio manager at the Guttenberg Gallery & Creativity Center, where she wrote grants, organized an after-school art program, worked with artists and scheduled volunteers.
Together, Danna and Moser will shape and implement a communications strategy that incorporates written and visual storytelling, social media and marketing tactics to generate awareness of the Foundation’s work and drive engagement among donors, nonprofits and other community members.
Also in July, Donna Loewen joined the Community Foundation as coordinator of the LCAN initiative. Loewen has more than 40 years of experience in the education field, including more than 20 with the Dubuque Community School District in three different settings as an elementary principal and instructional coordinator.
Loewen also held a variety of roles at Loras College over 12 years, including admissions counselor, career center director, service learning specialist and director of continuing education. In her LCAN coordinator role, she will lead the Foundation’s efforts to increase the percentage of local youths pursuing post-high school education and job training. As a first generation college student herself who went on to earn a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and PhD, she looks forward to supporting access to college and career opportunities for the next generation of students.
With the additions of Danna, Moser and Loewen, the Community Foundation is well-positioned to connect donors with causes that reflect their passions, strengthen nonprofits, and bring together community members to create greater good, addressing complex community challenges to build a thriving, resilient region.