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
  • Paul Duster

    Paul Duster

    Director of Community Initiatives
  • Faye Finnegan

    Faye Finnegan

    Director of Donor Relations
  • Rebecca Kruse

    Rebecca Kruse

    Director of Finance
  • Jenna Manders

    Director of Strategic Relations
  • M.J. Smith

    Director of Affiliate Foundations
  • Alexander Baum

    Alexander Baum

    Knowledge Management Director
  • Jeff Danna, Communications Manager

    Jeff Danna

    Communications Manager
  • Brittani Olinger

    Brittani Reuter

  • Jenny Timmerman

    Finance Assistant
  • Luke Benson

    Philanthropic Assistant
  • Molly Moser, Communications Coordinator

    Molly Moser

    Communications Coordinator
  • Lovisa Hogstrom

    Brand Creative Coordinator
  • Angie Wille

    Donor Services Coordinator
  • Kay Ann Griebel

    Executive Assistant

Gift Planning Counsel

  • Johni Hays

    Gift Planning Consultant with Thompson & Associates

Partner Foundation Staff

  • Amy Unmacht

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

    Mary Jo Gothard

    Exec. Director, CFJC

Program Coordinators and Grant-Funded Positions

  • Shirley Templeton Vaughn

    Shirley Templeton Vaughn

    Community Initiatives Coordinator
  • Donna Loewen, Local College Access Network Coordinator

    Donna Loewen

    Local College Access Network (LCAN) Coordinator
  • Clara Lopez Ortiz

    Equity Coordinator
  • Jason Neises

    Community Development Coordinator
  • Peter Supple

    Peter Supple

    Economic Opportunity Coordinator
  • Cynthia Wehrenberg, Youth Impact Coordinator

    Cynthia Wehrenberg

    Youth Impact Coordinator

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Help your neighbors in need during COVID-19

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque has activated the Greater Dubuque Disaster Recovery Fund in partnership with the United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States to provide a coordinated response to COVID-19. More than $550,000 has been raised so far to address pressing needs. Please consider a gift of any amount.