Meet Our Board & Staff
DACF Board: Back, L to R: Bill Leonoff, Al Anderson, Mike Roell,
Megan Easterling, Jacob Lynch, Matt Lutz, Duane Manier
Front, L to R: Jeff Smith, Janet Spring, Cindy Gustafson, Jennifer Gordon
Not Pictured: Gene Dziubinski
Jacob Lynch, President
Duane Manier, Vice President
Matt Lutz, Treasurer
Cindy Gustafson, Secretary
Kaye Miziniak, Debbie Smithson, Perry Beyer
Tamara Juul, Executive Director
Melissa Wentarmini, Director of Finance & Marketing
Audrey Smith, Office Manager
The Dickinson Area Community Foundation mission is to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Dickinson County, adjacent Michigan and Wisconsin communities, and the Forest Park/Crystal Falls communities.
The Foundation will provide leadership by attracting resources, managing endowments, serving donors and distributing funds to meet changing community needs, now and in the future.
As stated within our mission, we make grants in broad program areas of education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment, community and economic development. In addition to our unrestricted funds, our granting, through field of interest funds, addresses specific needs and issues of our community.
The Dickinson Area Community Foundation is a 501 c (3) tax-exempt organization established in 1995. The Dickinson Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy, receives and administers charitable gifts and invests in programs that improve the quality of life in Dickinson Area by promoting charity, education and culture in the community.
The Dickinson Area Community Foundation encourages philanthropy at all levels, provides donor services and responds to the ever-changing needs and opportunities in the community.
The Dickinson Area Community Foundation supports Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services, and Youth Programs.
The Dickinson Area Community Foundation is governed by a volunteer board who broadly represent the Dickinson County Area Community.
By partnering with the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, donors receive the simplicity and tax advantages of a public charity combined with the personal recognition, involvement and flexibility of a private foundation. Donors also gain access to the highest level of strategic thinking on ways to meet community challenges.
Dickinson Area Community Foundation has met or exceeded the national standards for U.S. community foundations and have received the following seal to use in all of its publications. When you give your money to the DACF your money is safe and it is monitored.