The Greenville Area Community Foundation is led by a 15-member Board of Trustees. They represent many different aspects of the community and are selected based on their experience and interest in enhancing the local quality of life. They represent area business, government, schools, the arts and other facets of a vibrant community.
Members of the GACF Board of Trustees include:
Board Chair Dr. Peter Blinkilde, Vice-Chair Charlotte Lothian and Secretary/Treasurer Eric Januzelli. Byron Cook became Chair Emeritus in 2002 and Lee Renterghem received Chair Emeritus status in June of 2006. Lee retired from the Board after 20 years of service to the GACF.
Trustees include Susan Ayres, Keane Blazczynski, Dick Ellafrits, Bill Ham, Doug Hinken, John Kerschen, Dr. Charles McNinch, John O’Donald DDS, Fran Schuleit, Corey Smith and Phil Tower. Six of the Trustees are appointed by area entities. They include: Doug Hinken and Fran Schuleit- appointed by the Mayor and City of Greenville; John Kerschen – appointed by Eureka Township, Charlotte Lothian – appointed by the Cultural Community; Dr. Charles McNinch – appointed by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and Susan Ayres – appointed by Greenville Public Schools.
Sally Marshall joined the staff on a part-time basis as FIMS Administrator (GACF’s donor data base and financial software) in 2002. Amy O’Brien joined the staff on a part-time basis in January of 2006 as its Program Administrator (grants and scholarships) and now works full-time as Director of Grants & Communications. Alison Barberi is the President and CEO and has been with the GACF since December of 1999.
The board meets six times a year with the Annual Organizational Meeting in January. The GACF is always looking for people interested in becoming involved on a volunteer basis. If you are would like more information about those opportunities, contact Alison Barberi, President & CEO, Greenville Area Community Foundation.