Retired Director of Strategic Sourcing
"The Moline Regional Community Foundation allows us to understand our Community needs, and we can make positive changes to individuals and organizations. It has been important for our family to give back to the community where we were raised. The Moline Regional Community Foundation provides an opportunity to assist others with our Donor Advised Funds. I can use my past work experience with John Deere to help Moline Regional Community Foundation operate effectively and ethically."
Larry Meeske / Chair
Retired Corporate Architect/Facility Manager - Deere & Company 37 Years
"I have been volunteering for the Community for over 30 years, and when asked to be on the Moline Regional Community Foundation Board, it felt like a natural fit. Serving on the Board, you learn the needs of the Community and where the Foundation can help set up investment funds to continue to grow over their lifetime and help benefit the Community. The Board hears from non-profit organizations twice a year about their request for funds. It is very inspiring to hear these organizations' requests and their success in our Community. Sometimes, we can help organizations work together with similar goals and missions."
Craig Mack / Secretary
President - Diverse Strategies Now
"I'm proud to serve on the board of the Moline Regional Community Foundation because of the thoughtful and deliberate time and consideration we give to funding those who have a ripple effect in our communities. We mirror a philosophy of mine, which is to listen, learn, and lead in that order! Our small, dedicated staff and board work closely to ensure opportunities and the best experience for our partners and stakeholders."
Vice President -
HR at Brunswick Boat Group
CEO/Managing Director - MetroLINK
"As a lifelong resident of the city of Moline, I am truly humbled and honored to serve on the board of the Moline Foundation. Our work directly impacts improving the lives of the residents in this community I am proud to call home. It is especially fulfilling to see how our support to individuals and other non-profits translates into real, meaningful action that creates a stronger Quad Cities community for all."
Jeff Nelson / Vice Chair
Retired Family Nurse Practioner FNP
"Serving on the Moline Regional Community Foundation board enables me to be involved in supporting and assisting the many diverse and worthwhile programs and agencies in the Quad City area.
The most enjoyable part of serving on the board is being able to provide funds to many important, exciting, and innovative programs."
Co-President / Lohman Companies Insurance and Employee Benefits
"To help carry on the legacy of Robert Swan. To help make the Region a better place by being good stewards of the money Mr. Swan and others have donated to the foundation."
Attorney / Califf & Harper, PC
"I serve on the Board because I believe in the mission of the Moline Regional Community Foundation, and it is an honor to play a small role in keeping that mission moving forward to benefit our community. My favorite part of serving on the Board is seeing how the Moline Regional Community Foundation's work helps support our entire community across the entire socio-economic spectrum. There are routinely sizable grants made possible by our neighbors' generosity that help our community with issues or projects ranging from fighting hunger and homelessness to promoting the arts. "
Jonathon Fox / Treasurer
President of Media Link, Inc., Media Link Software, and QC PastPort
"This organization is so incredibly vital to this area. I am so proud to be a part of it. The contributions people in our area have made over the past several decades continue to help so many people throughout the community and are set to help so many more for decades to come. I’ve learned much about the many non-profits that lift our community and help it thrive. I have such an incredible appreciation for what each of them does and how they’ve shown each of us can truly make a difference. "
Natalie Linville - Mass
Director of Investments, John Deere
"I believe everyone should do what they can to promote the common good. Having volunteered for several years with the Foundation’s Investment Committee, I know it is a good steward of the gifts entrusted to it. As a board member, I have the privilege of seeing the Foundation make a real difference in the community it serves."
Moline Regional Community Foundation Team