Community Foundation has big year: Kiggens-Leifheit to leave organization
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – For Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Inc (MACFI), 2018 was a big year, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary and moved to their new location at the 2nd Street Community Center.
MACFI saw community involvement increase exponentially. MACFI is serving as the fiscal agents for the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter, the new Welcome center and Cougar Exhibit at Wildwood Zoo, the new Lift Up the Arts for the Chestnut Avenue for the Arts, and the Marshfield Community Athletic Facilities. The Athletic Facilities is the largest project to date in which the organization has been the fiscal agent.
Amber Kiggens-Leifheit is the current MACFI executive director. Amber began with the Community Foundation in 2008. She serves as a community volunteer and advocate, school board member, and a major factor in the success and growth of MACFI over the last 11 years. In that time the Foundation has grown from 75 funds to 215, and $2.8M to $16.2M.
“It has been an exciting and rewarding opportunity to serve the community and to be a part of some marquee projects like our new library and athletic facilities, which I’m most proud of,” said Kiggens-Leifheit.
Any organization will experience change over time and MACFI is no exception. The MACFI board of directors has accepted the resignation of Kiggens-Leifheit, effective June 14. Plans for the transition are underway and the search for a new executive director has begun.
“It is comforting to know that whoever accepts the role as Executive Director of the Community Foundation is coming into an organization that is healthy both in structure, financial health and sustainability,” said Kiggens-Leifheit.
The MACFI board is looking for an organized, self-motivated individual that possesses strong communication skills; knowledge of non-profits the Marshfield community and surrounding area is essential.
For information can be found on indeed.com. Interested candidates should contact the MACFI office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-384-9029.