Jenny Riggenbach Named Chief Executive Officer

May 11, 2021 | News & Events

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin (CFCWI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jenny Riggenbach will assume the full-time role of Chief Executive Officer starting in June.

Riggenbach brings more than 20 years of experience as a trusted philanthropic and non-profit executive. Her professional leadership and direction along with her commitment to building networks and drawing connections across various sectors will play an important role in the future growth of the Foundation.

As CEO, Riggenbach will serve the Portage and Waushara County communities by assisting the Officers and Directors in maintaining an effective and viable organization. She will oversee Public Relations and Foundation Development, Grants and Program Management, as well as Fiscal and Staff Operations Management.

Riggenbach most recently served as Executive Director at Central Rivers Farmshed, a Portage County non-profit that partners with family and cooperatively owned farms and local food businesses to grow a resilient local food community. She is a proud graduate of Almond Bancroft High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Community Engagement and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. When not working, she and her husband Michael Zell enjoy time with their three boys and many extended family and friends.

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