Our Board and Staff

Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Inc. is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees composed of 16 community members who serve without reimbursement. Some of the board members are appointed by or are selected from other organizations while the rest are at-large members. In addition, four ex-officio members are non-voting trustees.

The Board currently consists of the following:

  • James Bartelt, Vice-Chair
  • Ben Bauer, Chair
  • Lori Belongia, at-large
  • Justin Casperson, City of Marshfield
  • Dr. Ryan Christianson, Marshfield School District
  • Rev. Dr. Laurie Brubaker Davis, representing the spiritual community
  • Terry Frankland, at-large
  • Lori Gropp, at-large
  • Scott Larson, MACCI Representative
  • Graham Olson, at-large
  • Dr. Brian Parker, at-large
  • Martin Reinhart, Past-Chair, Secretary, at-large
  • Diane Veale, at-large
  • Ron Wilczek, Treasurer, at-large

The Advisors are:

  • Collin Ritzinger

The paid staff of the Foundation consists of three employees:

  • Amber Kiggens-Leifheit, Executive Director

Amber leads the Marshfield Area Community Foundation Inc. for the last ten years in its efforts to improve the quality of life in the Marshfield area. During her tenure, MACFI has grown from $2.8M and 70 funds to a $17.2m foundation with over 215 funds, each with its own identity and purpose. During this time Keep Kids Warm was launched and many community projects were completed. Amber joined MACFI in 2008. Before joining MACFI Amber served as the Executive Director of Pathway Partners Mentoring Program. Amber serves on the Marshfield School Board and is completing her third term. She is an active community volunteer, past-president of Sunrise Rotary and Marshfield Habitat for Humanity. Amber and her husband Tom have two young adult children and two golden retrievers at home.

  • Mary Treichel, Administrative Assistant

Mary has served as our administrative assistant for the last five years. She helps with everything in our office and is the lead person with our scholarships. Mary has four adult children and 10 grandchildren.

  • Pamela Gotto, Administrative Assistant

Past board members include:

  • Michael Adamson
  • Kathy Anderson
  • Pat Anderson
  • Joe Baierl
  • Kim Baltus
  • Matt Berrier
  • Carol Berg
  • Rev. Eric Biedermann
  • Joyce Billings
  • Alan Billings
  • Michelle Boernke
  • Pastor Kevin Buchanan
  • John Bujalski
  • Gregg Cleveland
  • Tom Cunningham
  • Tim Deets
  • Dennis DeVetter
  • Brenda Dillenburg
  • Sharla Dreikosen
  • Ed Englehart
  • Georgette Frazer
  • Rick Heinzen
  • Bill Heiting
  • Adam Hocking
  • Patty Huettl
  • Deborah Janz
  • Paula Jero
  • Irene Johnson
  • Steve Johnson
  • Mary Karau
  • Brian Kief
  • Rev. Mark Krueger
  • John Adam Kruse
  • Amanda Lang
  • Fr. Jim Logan
  • Stacy Mara
  • Carl Meissner
  • Keith Montgomery
  • Bill Mork
  • Rev. Dean Pingel
  • Patrick Saucerman
  • Pete Schmeling
  • Tim Schultz
  • David Smith
  • Aaron Staab
  • Keith Strey
  • Patricia Stuhr
  • Jane Wagner
  • Teri Wilczek
  • Connie Willfahrt
  • Steve Youso
  • Don Zais
  • Shawn Zee

Founding Members:

  • Bette Adler
  • Anne Adler
  • James Bartelt
  • Sandra Garrand
  • Jack Hackman
  • Rev. Robert Jacobs
  • Pat LeGrand
  • Margaret Leonard
  • Carol McCart
  • Ralph Mueller
  • Betty Ptacek
  • Cliff Reigel
  • Terri Richards
  • Clem Spencer
  • Mary Pat Swamy
  • Doug Wendlandt