Board of Directors of the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation

CDAF board of directors

Pictured from left to right are: Julie Gosselink, Chad Ahrens, Susan Witt, Shannon Fitzgerald, and David Clay.

Julie Ahrens headshotJulie Gosselink – Julie is the president, CEO, and chair of the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation and currently serves on the Ahrens Park Foundation, Build A Better Grinnell, and LINK. Julie also serves as a trustee of Grinnell College. She holds a M.A. in philanthropy and nonprofit development and B.A. in geography from the University of Northern Iowa. Julie has worked for the Foundation since 2001 and has served on many local task forces, committees and initiatives including the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce, Grinnell Education Partnership, Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation, Grinnell Sports Authority, Iowa Council of Foundations, Mayflower Community Foundation, and SHE Counts. In addition, Julie co-chaired the Drake Community Library capital campaign fundraising committee and served as a selection committee member for the Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize. Julie also serves as a managing partner for the Strand Theater, LLC and West Broad Investors, LLC. Julie is co-author of Nonprofit Collaboration in Grinnell: A Case Study.