our team

Jodi Gietl
President & CEO

Jodi considers herself lucky enough to steer the ship of the foundation. On a daily basis, she ensures that staff development, board relations, donor engagement, marketing, communications, community outreach, strategic planning, and financial analysis all work together to benefit the 67,000+ residents of Boone County. Jodi is most proud of serving on the Board of Directors of the Boone County 4-H Fair. A born and bred farm girl, 4-H has always been an integral part of her life. She believes in the work of CFBC because we help local people with local problems by successfully managing an endowment of over $25 million, inject approximately $1 million in Boone County each year, support over 90 local nonprofits, and administer over 40 scholarships for youth. Outside of the foundation, Jodi is a mom to three who are all involved in Boone County 4-H, Best Buddies, high school and collegiate sports, and international mission trips. Growing up near Lafayette, she will always cheer on the Boilermakers – unless they are playing her alma mater, University of Illinois. She is passionate about sports, cooking, and baking, and supporting others through trials in life. 

-“It is my passion and goal to reach people no one else is reaching and do what no one else is doing!”

Mary Hatton
Director of Finance

Mary handles the accounting daily aspects of CFBC, helps manage the endowment of over $25 million, & enjoys seeing how those dollars make an impact in the community. She came to the Foundation from McDonald’s Corporation, where she worked for over 30 years doing profitability analysis, corporate financial reporting, real estate reporting, and consulting with owner-operators. She has experience working collaboratively with all levels of a team, from investors & owners to finance departments & people in the community. Mary has always had a passion for giving back to the community. For several years, she has been an active volunteer in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation & Ronald McDonald Children Charities. She believes CFBC is a worthwhile investment to everyone because it provides an opportunity to grow the endowment which will continually benefit Boone County through grants, scholarships, and other charitable activities, as well as help our donors to accomplish their charitable goals. Outside of CFBC, Mary is married with two recent college graduate children who are now pursuing graduate school & new career opportunities. She loves golfing, biking, reading, and both college & professional football.

-“The synergy at CFBC is something unique because we match up volunteers with nonprofits in need, and donors with real community needs.”

Julie Reagan
Director of Marketing

Julie manages all things marketing related for the foundation, coordinates the Women of Impact group, works with nonprofits to develop new programming like the Boone County Nonprofit Network, and is consistently raising overall awareness of the foundation. Julie enjoys meeting people, finding out their passion, and then figuring out how the foundation can partner alongside that passion to make a greater impact. She loves working for the foundation because it enables her to help others while being creative and utilizing the passions she has been given in life. It has always been in her heart to really truly make a difference. She believes that CFBC provides that opportunity for everybody, regardless of where you live, how much money you have, or what your passion is. Outside of the foundation, she and her husband live in Lebanon with their two sons. As a family, they are completely obsessed with football and love being active. She enjoys doing everything creative- from sewing to hand quilting to photographing memories.

-“I wholeheartedly believe that a greater impact is made when people connect, come together, and work collectively as a whole.”

Ali Maxey
Director of Scholarships

Ali administers our scholarship program, works with our gift process and donor acknowledgment, and supports various office processes. One of her biggest professional accomplishments is earning her Certificate in Fund Raising Management. Ali has always known she wanted to pursue a professional role where she is helping others. Throughout her career, she has continued to focus on identifying needs and working through solutions, in various industries – food service, travel industry, child abuse prevention, education, and now the community foundation. Ali loves CFBC because we uphold donor intent and the spirit of each fund, no matter how old it is. Some funds have been handed down from the early 1900’s and are still treated with the same attention and respect as newly established funds. Outside of the foundation, Ali resides in her hometown of Zionsville with her husband and two kids. She enjoys spending time with friends, listening to her very eclectic preference of music spanning all decades, traveling, and taking naps. She is consumed by wanderlust and has already traveled to over 35 different countries.

-“CFBC sets the bar high and strives to meet and exceed that bar with everything we do.”

Barb Schroeder
Director of Grants

Barb has been part of the CFBC team for over 20 years and is full of knowledge on all things foundation related. She works with donor advised funds, field of interest funds, unrestricted funds, and assists with the distribution of grants from these funds. She also works with various granting initiatives, like capacity building, and coordinates leadership opportunities for local nonprofits. One of Barb’s biggest professional accomplishments is earning her Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the IUPUI Lilly School of Philanthropy. Barb loves working with nonprofits and donors, and bringing them together to make a difference in the lives of Boone County residents. She believes in CFBC because, through the foundation, people can make a difference right here in Boone County without having to search far. Outside of CFBC, Barb has lived in Zionsville for 30 years with her husband of 32 years and daughter. Barb grew up waterskiing and tubing, and hopes to waterski as long as she can with her friends and family at the lake. She also enjoys going on cruises with friends and family to see new areas outside of the US. 

-“I love building relationships, getting to know our donors and their families, and connecting needs with donors who can address those needs.”

Jessica Stokely
Connect Boone County Coordinator

Jessica coordinates the development and public education of the Connect Boone County online platform. She meets with nonprofit organizations to promote, assist, and educate on how Connect Boone County connects nonprofits with volunteers to fill organizational needs and raise awareness of how the public can donate services, goods, and financial support. Jessica has dedicated her life to working with nonprofit organizations and has a vast range of experience in different types of nonprofits from human services to arts, education, and conservation. She believes in the work of CFBC because we give back to the community on an annual basis – with gifts that keep on giving – through permanently endowed funds. Jessica loves that CFBC is here to unite and make the wishes of donors and nonprofits come true through these endowed funds. Outside of CFBC, Jessica lives in Zionsville with her family who love all sports, but especially collegiate basketball and gymnastics. She loves to travel, especially to National Parks, support land conservation and protecting pollinator populations, and is a lifelong lover of gardening. 

-”I have personally experienced the gap in connectedness within the community and understand the need to address it. I’m excited to be of service to my community in such a purposeful way!”

Collin Knecht
Technology Finance Fund Intern

Collin is a senior at DePauw University, majoring in Economics. He wanted to intern at CFBC because the position not only fit his professional aspirations, but it also fit his desire to impact the community in a positive way. Collin loves Boone County and is excited to work with the friendly residents. One of his greatest accomplishments is being named a Dean’s List recipient at DePauw. He is the quarterback for the DePauw football team, is a former member of the DePauw Consulting Group, and plans to work in business and management consulting upon graduation. While not in school or working, Collin enjoys watching and playing all sports, especially golf in the summer. His favorite band is Mt. Joy and his favorite place to travel is Charleston, South Carolina.

-“CFBC provides an opportunity to make an everlasting impact for those who love Boone County and its people!’

Jax Wilson
Technology Finance Fund Intern

Jax is a junior at Wabash College and is a graduate of Lebanon High School. He believes that philanthropy, especially on a local level, provides tangible solutions to issues that would normally go unaddressed or lack funding. He’s excited to intern at CFBC not only for the relevant experience but also for the exposure to local philanthropy in our community. At Wabash, he’s had the opportunity of joining the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, becoming a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Calculus two, and most recently became a Preceptor for a summer course. He enjoys listening to a multitude of different genres of music, including metal, rap, jazz, funk, and rock. Jax will graduate Wabash 2023 with a major of Financial Mathematics and minors in Philosophy and Classics, and has interests in becoming an Actuary, Financial Advisor, or Teacher.

-“I’m looking forward to applying the knowledge I’ve gained from my time at Wabash to this new position at CFBC.”