Board of Directors Represent All Corners of Community

The Board of Directors of the Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc. (DCF) is made up of volunteers from all corners of Dearborn County, supporting the Foundation’s primary purpose of building permanent endowment funds to serve donors who have charitable interests.

The members of the Board of Directors are each elected for a three-year term starting at the annual meeting in January. A director may serve a maximum of two full consecutive terms of service. The terms are staggered to provide continuity of experience. New board members are elected by the Board of Directors after it receives recommendations from the Board Development Committee – charged with seeking talented leaders who are representative of the community as a whole.

The current members of the DCF Board of Directors:

Executive Committee:

paulabrunerPaula Bruner, Chairperson
Greendale

tn_randy-tylerRandy Tyler, President
Aurora

Kevin Schafer - Mug No. 3Kevin Schafer, Vice-President
Lawrenceburg

Bill Ward -- Mug No. 2 -- FOR WEBBill Ward, Treasurer
St. Leon

tn_julie_murphyJulie Murphy, Secretary
Lawrenceburg

 

Directors:

tn_jada-ankenbauerJada Ankenbauer,
Aurora

karenblasdelKaren Blasdel,
Miller Township

tn_loretta-dayLoretta Day,
Moores Hill

tn-mike-hornbachMike Hornbach,
Jackson Township

billlakesBill Lakes,
Aurora

tn_cherie-maddinCherie Maddin,
Aurora

Fayla Nanz -- Mug shot No. 2Fayla Nanz,
Lawrenceburg

tn-mark-neffMark Neff,
Aurora

Elise Smith mugshot No. 3Elise Smith,
Aurora

 
 

Courteous, Professional DCF Team

The DCF Team is a group of courteous, experienced professionals that are dedicated to making a difference in their community through top-notch service to donors, grantees and other community members, as well as by providing professional support to the Foundation board of directors. The DCF Team is made up of four full-time employees and non-staff member Lisa deHart Lehner, the Foundation’s legal counsel.

fredmccarterExecutive Director Fred McCarter is a former newspaper journalist (12 years) and media relations/marketing professional (7 years) that joined the DCF staff in early 2005 after having served on the Foundation’s board of directors. McCarter’s significant experience in marketing/journalism, community relations and governmental affairs serve him well as the Foundation creates and implements a strategic plan to take the organization to the next phase of development.

WesselStaff Accountant Cheryl Wessel has more than 30 years of accounting experience and has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for more than 30 years. Wessel joined the DCF staff in November 2007. Her accounting experience covers a broad range of fields including many non-profit organizations. Wessel served as both a staff accountant and accounting specialist during 10 years at Cincinnati Bell Inc., where her responsibilities ranged from completing monthly financial reporting and special reporting for Cincinnati Bell Inc. subsidiaries to completing SEC financial reporting and quarterly financial report press releases.

IMG_0734Program Director Tom Snape joined the Foundation staff in January 2017. He has significant professional experience in the areas of communication, sales and customer service. As Program Director, Snape manages grant and scholarship programs at DCF. He came to the Foundation from Register Publications, Lawrenceburg, where he spent the last two-and-a-half years as an advertising sales representative. Snape, a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, has spent the vast portion of his professional life as a news and sports director at radio stations in Southeastern Indiana. He also did play-by-play for high school football and basketball. In addition, he serves as a news, sports and traffic reporter at a radio stations in Ohio.


lisa-dehart-lehne_tnAttorney Lisa deHart Lehner (Wood Lamping & Lehner LLP) is one of the founders of DCF. Lehner is a significant asset to the Foundation through her expertise is in tax planning, charitable giving, trust administration, probate administration, and estate planning. Lehner represents closely-held corporations and non-profit corporations qualified as tax-exempt organizations.