In September 2021, members of the Women of Impact (WoI) philanthropic giving group brought their… [Read More]
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 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 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 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.”
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!”
Brynn is a senior at Lebanon High School and is interning with us for the school year. She is excited to intern at CFBC because she wants to gain a better understanding of how an organization operates within an office setting and she admires CFBC for its work in bettering the community. One of her greatest accomplishments is writing, producing, and directing a musical with her partner, Tucker Ransom, which was performed at the Black Box Theatre entitled “Even When We’re Gone”. Brynn is involved in theatre at different companies and LHS, Charisma, Madrigals, Comedy Sportz, DECA, Student Council, and SAFE at the Lebanon High School. She currently plans to attend IU Bloomington to double major in Management & Human Organizations and Theatre. Brynn loves performing, writing, cosmetology, and skin care, and her favorite place to travel to is New York City.
-“I love the family-centered atmosphere of Boone County and I’m excited to intern at CFBC where I can give back while still improving my business management knowledge!”