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: 815.962.2110 ext. 13
Email Jon Bates

Denise Appelgren, Director of Systems
Phone: 815.962.2110 ext. 15
Email Denise Appelgren

Kaye Connelly, Donor Services Officer
Phone: 815.962.2110 ext. 14
Email Kaye Connelly

Dan Dineen, Director of Community Investment
Phone: 815.962.2110 ext. 12
Email Dan Dineen

LuAnn Groh, Executive Assistant & Office/Property Manager
Phone: 815.962.2110 ext. 10
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Sarah Lambert, Grants Officer
Phone: 815.962.2110 ext. 17
Email Sarah Lambert

James Munch, Vice President of Finance & Administration
Phone: 815.962.2110 ext. 19
Email James Munch

James Patterson, Grants Officer
Phone: 815.962.2110 ext. 11
Email James Patterson

Marianne Plath, Director of Finance
Phone: 815.962.2110 ext. 18
Email Marianne Plath

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