The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin announces the election of six new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board members are Lindsay Bernhagen, Sam Dinga, Jim Koziol, Nancy McCaskey, Rachel Pekowsky, and Tracey Stalter
“The Community Foundation is excited to welcome these talented individuals to our Board. The knowledge and expertise they bring to our Board will help us further our mission of connecting people and resources while building a strong culture of philanthropy in Portage and Waushara Counties.”
– Mike Lauterbach, President of the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
Lindsay Bernhagen serves at the Director for the Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning at UW-Stevens Point. She is interested in taking an equity, and inclusion lens to all organizations she serves to ensure we do right by our entire community.
Sam Dinga was recently hired by the Stevens Point Area School District as their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coordinator. He is also the Founder and Board President of the Makah Foundation which provides services that improve the lives and general well-being of children and women in Cameroon, West Africa particularly in the areas of clean drinking water, education, and economic empowerment.
Jim Koziol is a retired Executive Vice President of Operations for AIG TravelGuard and recently served as Interim Executive Director for the Foundation prior to hiring Jenny Riggenbach as the new CEO. He is excited to join the Foundation Board and looks forward to continuing his retirement to hunt, fish, golf and spend time with his family and one-year-old granddaughter.
Nancy McCaskey lives in Waushara County where she has served on other boards including the McComb Bruchs Performing Arts Center. She is a proud Founder of the Women’s Fund of Portage County and believes philanthropy is essential to a healthy community.
Rachel Pekowsky is a Financial Advisor with Thrivent in Waushara County where she is involved with various organizations throughout her community. Rachel is excited to join the Community Foundation because she believes it is a great resource for Central Wisconsin and looks forward to help grow the Foundation.
Tracey Stalter is from Rosholt, Wisconsin where she volunteers with various community organizations. She is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise and is excited to be part of the positive impact the Foundation has in Central Wisconsin.