Our Team

**As of June 15, CFNIL staff are working a hybrid of in office and remotely, and are all available by email and phone during regular business hours (8:30a - 5p, Monday - Friday). The CFNIL offices are open Monday through Thursday, 8:30a - 5:00p, and Fridays 8:30a - Noon. In person meetings are being held by request, please contact a staff member to schedule an in person meeting.**

Experienced, professional, and committed to philanthropic service. 

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.

Kaye Connelly
Kaye Connelly
Donor Services Officer
Phone: 779-210-8208
Email: Kaye Connelly
Lisa DeLang - headshot
Lisa DeLang
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 779-210-8210
Email: Lisa DeLang
Sarah Lambert
Sarah Lambert
Vice President of Programs and Community Investment
Phone: 779-210-8207
Email: Sarah Lambert
James Munch
James Munch
Vice President of Finance & Administration
Phone: 779-210-8202
Email: James Munch
James Patterson
James Patterson
Program Director
Phone: 779-210-8206
Email: James Patterson
Marianne Plath
Marianne Plath
Controller
Phone: 779-210-8205
Email: Marianne Plath
Dan Ross - headshot
Dan Ross
President
Phone: 779-210-8201
Email: Dan Ross
Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith
Engagement Director
Phone: 779-210-8204
Email: Jennifer Smith
Ciara Stahly
Ciara Stahly
Program Officer
Phone: 779-210-8209
Email: Ciara Stahly