Meet the team

Key Leadership

SCCF is guided by a board of volunteers who represent a variety of occupations, ages, and communities in Steuben County. They set the strategy and vision for the community foundation, then this strategy is carried out by our team of staff members.

Pictured is an early photo of SCCF’s board of directors.

Current Board of Directors

Click each photo to learn more about our board members.

Brenda Shipe, Chair
Craig Burkholder, Vice Chair
Kevin Diehl, Secretary
Brevin Bennett, Treasurer
Pam Harger
Richard Hickman
Angie Logan
Adam Miller
Jennifer Sharkey
Dr. Bill Stitt
Kayla Warren
Lynn Wernet


Want to learn more about the staff at the Steuben County Community Foundation? Click their pictures to read their biographies.

Jennifer Danic 
President and CEO


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Silby Kays
Grants and Scholarship Manager

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Sandy Ferrell
Office Manager


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Sara Williams
Stewardship Manager


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Lisa Biers
VP of Programs


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Randy Tilbury

Carmyn Hottell
Director of Community Engagement and Leadership 

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Committee Volunteers

The SCCF board utilizes advisory committees to provide additional perspectives. Committee members review grant and scholarship applications, discuss financial strategies, and make recommendations to the board.

Joining a committee is a great way to get involved at SCCF. Committee members volunteer their time giving back to the community and facilitating the work here at the Community Foundation.

Contact SCCF to learn more about serving on a committee at (260) 665-6656 or

List of Committees

  • Community Funds in Angola, Ashley-Hudson, Clear Lake, Fremont, Hamilton, Helmer, Metz, Orland, Pleasant Lake, and Salem Center
  • Finance & Investment Committee
  • FIST Youth Philanthropy Board
  • Grants Committee
  • Humanities Fund
  • Scholarship Committee
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