Melissa Wolfe Joins Freeport Community Foundation Board

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — January 24, 2019 – The Freeport Community Foundation (FCF) recently elected Melissa Wolfe to its Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Melissa to our board of directors,” said Michelle DeHaven, FCF Executive Director. “We believe that Melissa’s strong financial background will be very valuable to our continued growth in helping to provide for the well-being of the citizens of northwest Illinois. Our board has been instrumental in adding new donor funds, creating a dynamic marketing program to raise the Foundation’s visibility in the community, and increasing our grant making in the communities we serve.”

Wolfe is a financial representative and insurance agent with Country Financial. Her educational background encompasses a FINRA Registered Representative with Securities 6 & 63 and a graduate of Northern State University, SD. She is currently a member of Freeport Community Foundation Grants Committee. Melissa’s previous experience includes being a State Farm Licensed Production Agent, Aquin Spanish teacher, fundraising committee member at Aquin Schools, and a United Sportsman’s Youth Foundation grant writer.

Other board members for 2019 are Paulette Williams-Thomas, President; Patricia Burke, Secretary; Craig Monks, Treasurer; Craig Deininger; Richard J. Hauser; Kathryn J. Martinez; Ann Reedy; Andrea Schultz Winter; Stephen Spyrison; and Brad Stewart. Additionally, as current board terms expire, the Foundation will be seeking three (3) new individuals to join the Board for terms starting January 2020.

The Freeport Community Foundation has a 44-year history as a community-based charitable organization guided by community leaders that are dedicated to providing financial solutions for current and future community needs.


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