CFNIL Staff

As the regional leader of philanthropy, the Community Foundation serves as a promoter and advisor on charitable giving, a resource to the nonprofit sector, and an excellent steward of the community’s resources. Together, the staff of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois brings more than 75 years of experience in the community foundation field.

Jon Bates, President
Phone: 779-210-8201
Email Jon Bates

Denise Appelgren, Director of Systems
Phone: 779-210-8203
Email Denise Appelgren

Kaye Connelly, Donor Services Officer
Phone: 779-210-8208
Email Kaye Connelly

Dan Dineen, Director of Community Investment
Phone: 779-210-8204
Email Dan Dineen

LuAnn Groh, Executive Assistant & Office/Property Manager
Phone: 779-210-8200
Email LuAnn Groh

Sarah Lambert, Grants Officer
Phone: 779-210-8207
Email Sarah Lambert

James Munch, Vice President of Finance & Administration
Phone: 779-210-8202
Email James Munch

James Patterson, Grants Officer
Phone: 779-210-8206
Email James Patterson

Marianne Plath, Director of Finance
Phone: 779-210-8205
Email Marianne Plath

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