The Community Foundation
of Randolph County
1 Taylor Street Room 106
Chester, Illinois 62233
618.826.5000 Ext. 221
Who We Are
The Community Foundation of Randolph County is acknowledged by the Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois Attorney General as a not-for-profit corporation chartered in Randolph County, Illinois. The Foundation is registered with the Randolph County Clerk and is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Any contribution to the Foundation is a tax-deductible, charitable donation. Board members volunteer their time and talent.
Our Vision ... The Community Foundation of Randolph County's Board of Directors will work to inspire positive transformation for the residents and assets in our community … for this, and future generations.
Prairie du Rocher
According to Foundation By-laws, the Executive Committee shall have and exercise all of the authority of the Board of Directors in intervals between board meetings, the responsibility of managing the Community Foundation of Randolph County, work as a liaison to the community, serve as a counsel for the president, and coordinate the work of the full board.
Christopher Martin, President
Michelle Cross, Vice President
Melanie Johnson, Secretary
Klay Tiemann, Treasurer
The Marketing Committee determines the marketing and advertisement strategies, tactics, and key messages of the Community Foundation.
Stephanie Martin, Chair
Investment & Finance Committee
The Investment & Finance Committee is responsible for the overall stewardship of the Community Foundation of Randolph County’s endowments, assets and investment management services. The Committee monitors the accuracy of the financial records, oversees the annual budget, ensures the compliance with federal, state, and other requirements related to finances, and serves as the audit committee of the Community Foundation of Randolph County on behalf of the Board of Directors.
Klay Tiemann, Chair
The Nominating Committee identifies suitable, county-wide candidates to serve on the Board of Directors.
Chris Blechle, Chair
Board of Directors
The Southwestern Illinois
Regional Leadership & Development Committee
The Southwestern Illinois Regional Leadership and Development Committee is a wholly independent committee operating within the Community Foundation of Randolph County. While sharing some members, both groups have separate, but similar missions. Since its inception, the Regional Leaders have awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school students and helped with community projects like rebuilding the Historic Fort Kaskaskia Shelter House over looking the Mississippi River. Members are Chris Blechle, Chester. Michele Cross, Wine Hill. John Falkenhein, Sparta. Brooke Guthman, Murphysboro. Shea Haury, Sparta. Melanie Johnson, Sparta. Chris Martin, Chester. Mariah Bargman, Chester. Klay Tiemann, Steeleville.
© 2019 The Community Foundation of Randolph County. Principle photography by Christopher Martin. Logo and website design by Stephanie Martin of Alembic Research & Marketing.