Grants & DCNP Director
Ben joined the Community Foundation in 2016. He has led local, statewide, and federal initiatives, designed and evaluated programs, raised funds, and directed large scale contract-based research.
Ben earned his bachelor’s degree from Monmouth College, received a Master of Public Administration from Drake University, and completed his doctorate at Northern Illinois University.
Grants & Community Initiatives Manager
Marc's nonprofit experience began as an undergrad as part of the Internship Program coordinated by DCNP. He also interned in Washington D.C. with a member of Congress and interned with a municipality. Marc has experience in project management, fundraising, and research.Marc received his bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit and NGO Studies and a Master of Public Administration, both from Northern Illinois University.