Board of Directors

Directors are elected for 3-year terms and may serve a maximum of three terms. 

Officers for the 2023 Community Foundation Board of Directors: 

  • Kaye Beall, President
  • Jill Kasten, Vice-President
  • Kurt Dickey, Treasurer
  • Vicki Overmyer, Secretary


  • Pam Burger                         Robert Klitzman
  • Missy Culp                           Rhonda Lower
  • Katie DeGroot                      Shane Pilarski
  • Bill Peppers                         John Sass
  • Karen Jones                        Christian Smith                         

Pictured below are some of the 2022 directors:


Leeann Wright, Executive Director

Join the Community Foundation in welcoming Leeann Wright as the new Executive Director.  Leeann was born and raised in Winamac and is happy to be back in her hometown with her husband and daughter.  Leeann has  20 years nonprofit experience and fundraising which makes her an ideal fit for the Community Foundation. Leeann's career has focused on significance and service, as she has held several positions in the philanthropic community, most currently as a Major Gifts Officer at Valparaiso University. She holds a BA and MFA from the University of Exeter (England) and a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from North Park University (Chicago). She will graduate with an MBA from Valparaiso University in May 2023. 

Kim Krause, Office Manager/Program Assistant

Kim Krause has been part of the Community Foundation since 2008. She enjoys working with the Scholarship Program, coordinating events, meeting with donors and committee members, and handling daily operations of the Community Foundation.