Member List

Current Members

Below you will find a list of our current members. Click to download the file.

Founding Members

Listed below you will find the individuals who were our founding members. Thank you for helping to kickstart this important resource for CEOs!

Founding Members

John T. Petures Jr.*
President & CEO
Akron Community Foundation

Randy Royster*
President & CEO
Albuquerque Community Foundation and the New Mexico Community Trust

Neel Hajara*
Ann Arbor Community Foundation

Heather Larkin*
President & CEO
Arkansas Community Foundation

Shanaysha Sauls*
Baltimore Community Foundation

Angie Taturo*
Executive Director
Central Kansas Community Foundation

Peter Dunn*
President & CEO
Central New York Community Foundation

Molly Kunkel*
Executive Director
Centre Foundation

Karen Simmons*
President & CEO
Chester County Community Foundation

Helene D. Gayle*
President & CEO
The Chicago Community Trust and Affiliates

Sarah Owen*

Dan Baldwin*
President & CEO
Community Foundation for Monterey County

Nina Waters*
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Eileen Ellsworth*
President & CEO
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Susie Nelson*
Executive Director
Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley

Eileen Connolly-Keesler*
President & CEO
Community Foundation of Collier County

Elizabeth Day*
President & CEO
The Community Foundation of Frederick County

Christopher Nanni*
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Alicia Dicks*
President & CEO
The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties

Maeghan Jones*
Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga

Kristi Knous*
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Brad Little*
President & CEO
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

Walker Sanders*
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Robert M. Fockler*
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Cynthia Adams*
President & CEO
Community Foundation of Lorain County

Steve Adams*
Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts

Dan Ross*
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Mike Goorhouse*
President & CEO
Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

Steve Joul*
President & CEO

Matthew Randazzo*
President & CEO
The Dallas Community Foundation

Michael Parks*
The Dayton Foundation

Dan Templin*
Executive Director
DeKalb County Community Foundation

Stuart Comstock-Gay*
President & CEO
Delaware Community Foundation

Karen Bilowith*
The Erie Community Foundation

Elizabeth Maiden*
Executive Director
Erie County Community Foundation

Frances M. Sheehan*
The Foundation for Delaware County

Carla Roberts*
President & CEO
Fremont Area Community Foundation

Joshua Gibb*
President & CEO
Galesburg Community Foundation

Melissa DeLaet*
Grand Island Community Foundation

Diana R. Sieger*
Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Keith Burwell*
Greater Toledo Community Foundation

Aubrey Abbott Patterson*
President & CEO
Hutchinson Community Foundation

Shelly O'Quinn*
Innovia Foundation

Barbara Bartle*
Lincoln Community Foundation

Adin Miller*
Executive Director
Los Altos Community Foundation

Susan D. Sadecki*
President & CEO
Main Street Community Foundation

Heather Allender*
President & CEO
Marietta Community Foundation

Lorie Slutsky*
President & CEO
New York Community Trust

Jennifer Tolle Whiteside*
President & CEO
North Carolina Community Foundation

Donna Kush*
President & CEO
Omaha Community Foundation

Judy Sjostedt Ritchie*
Executive Director
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

Katie Willemarck*
Pikes Peak Community Foundation

Sherry Ristau*
Quad Cities Community Foundation

Jennifer Leonard*
President & CEO
Rochester Area Community Foundation

Diana Anderson*
President & CEO
Southwest Initiative Foundation

Phillip Hanson*
President & CEO
Truman Heartland Community Foundation

Shelly Prichard*
President & CEO
Wichita Community Foundation

From Our Members

Aubrey Patterson

"I have reconnected with peers across the country which leaves me less isolated and more energized about my work. CEONet is uniting and mobilizing our field for even more impact."

-Aubrey Patterson

Hutchinson Community Foundation, KS
Eileen Ellsworth

"I have been able to discuss some important, emerging areas of interest with national peers and level set the work of community foundations. CEONet has the potential to advance the Community Foundation field and actually 'disrupt' traditional ways of thinking about our work and purpose."

-Eileen Ellsworth

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, VA
Steve Adams

"As a newcomer to the field, I feel more confident in my ability to lead my community foundation because of the invaluable advice from CEONet events and opportunities to interact with other CEOs. I think CEONet has the potential to provide a strong underpinning for increasing the reach and impact of community foundations around the nation."

-Steve Adams

Community Foundation for North Central Massachusetts, MA
Steve Joul

"My favorite thing about CEONet is meeting colleagues from across the country and learning from one another how we can make a greater impact in our local communities."

-Steve Joul

CommunityGiving, MN
Molly Kunkel

"My favorite thing about CEONet has been connecting with other CEOs from across the country because I always come away inspired by new ideas. CEONet is enhancing the field by building a peer network which makes CEOs feel more connected and supported."

-Molly Kunkel

Centre Foundation, PA
Melissa DeLaet

"CEONet has the potential to make a lasting impact on the growth of our sector by providing resources, education, and sector wide research. We are setting CEOs up to be successful with real tools that make their jobs easier."

-Melissa DeLaet

Greater Grand Island Community Foundation, NE
Kristi Knous

"I am grateful for CEONet because I finally feel reconnected to my peers, and it uplifts me to know we are making a real difference in growing the skills, collaboration, and connection among leaders in the community foundation field."

-Kristi Knous

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, IA
Walker Sanders

"CEONet provides the critical infrastructure and connections needed to help us navigate post-pandemic challenges that range from managing and building culture in a hybrid workplace environment, to building public/private partnerships and for addressing hyper-local community issues in a highly partisan national climate.  I am able to draw upon the relationships I have created through CEO Net to help me think through strategically best practices for dealing with these issues."

-Walker Sanders

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, NC

“CEONet provides valuable educational programming while also creating an environment that helps our field leaders know, like and trust each other.  This amplifies our individual impact and provides countless opportunities for leaders to work collaboratively to enhance our communities, regions, states, and nation.”   

-Mike Batchelor

CEONet Founder and Current President of the Pennsylvania Community Foundation Association
Kevin Murphy

"CEONet provides a valuable way of connecting with colleagues and having 'those conversations' that are tough to have at home.  It’s a place where CEOs from a wide range of foundations can explore the issues they have in common."

-Kevin Murphy

Berks County Community Foundation, PA
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