Board of Directors

A committed volunteer board along with dedicated staff assures the future growth of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Together, we keep abreast of community needs and trends, positioning the Community Foundation to identify and meet new challenges in the community.

The board of directors includes individuals who have a deep commitment to their community, an attitude of service to the nonprofit sector and leadership experience. The Community Foundation board members may serve two three-year terms.


Terri Christoffersen
Community Volunteer

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect:
Brent Cobb
World Class Industries

Amy Lynch

Maureen Kenney
Bradley & Riley

Past Chair:
Kevin Welu
TrueNorth Wealth Management


Lydia Brown – Ryan Companies
Karl Cassell – Horizons
Patrick DePalma – Community Volunteer
Rodrick Dooley – Cedar Rapids Community School District
Greg Dunn – Benefit Solutions, Inc.
Peggy Hardesty – Community Volunteer
Salma Igram – Cedar Graphics, Inc.
Chris Lindell  – Guaranty Bank
Kate Minette – Community Volunteer
Julie Nosek – AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC
Sue Olson – Community Volunteer
John Osako – Informatics
Charlie Schimberg – Schimberg Co.
Chris Skogman – Skogman Realty
Oather Taylor, III – Alliant Energy