Julie Gosselink – Julie is the president, CEO, and chair of the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation and currently serves on the Ahrens Park Foundation, S.H.E. Counts, Grinnell Sports Authority and Grinnell Education Partnership’s Summer Learning task force. 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 Galaxy Youth Center, Grinnell Chamber of Commerce, Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation, Iowa Council of Foundations, and Mayflower Community Foundation. 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.
Susan Witt – Susan serves as a board member for both the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation and Ahrens Park Foundation. Susan also serves as a board of director for the Mayflower Foundation, the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation and has served for many other local organizations including chair of the Grinnell Regional Medical Center board of trustees. Susan is co-owner of Miraco Company and the owner of a local farm.