Message From the President / CEO

Message From the President / CEO

“Explore all possibilities, create extraordinary relationships, and make every conversation count.”

– Marcia Wieder

Marcia Wieder’s quote really speaks to our work at CKCF. It is through a conversation that many of our ideas and initiatives evolve. It is how we discover what matters to you – your passions, your desires and dreams for people in our community.

The most frequent question I hear is, “What is a community foundation?” And there are so many answers to that question.

Obviously, we are a financial resource for the community. We work with donors to personalize their charitable giving through the variety of philanthropic services we offer. These donors make it possible for us to carry out their philanthropic desires, but to also serve as a greater resource to our community.

CKCF is more than a financial conduit from donor to organization or cause. We look at the whole of the community and how we can enhance areas critical to our community’s success. And we engage others to collective action. As a foundation, we are often looked to for the financial assets we can provide in the community. We often are able to look at other valuable community assets in tandem with financial assets to advance our community. 

One key asset that distinguishes a community is caring people. We have the privilege to work with many people who give of their time and their talents, in addition to their financial resources to benefit our community.

It is seeing this desire by others to make our community a better place and the willingness to invest in making it happen that truly makes this job special. Thank you!

“Let’s Do Some Good Today!”