Listed below is the current Three Lakes Community Foundation Board of Directors. Please don't hesitate to contact any of these individuals with your questions and ideas, or for a personal conversation.

Three Lakes Community Foundation Board of Directors

Pat Brainard

Board Chair

"Several years ago, I attended a forum that included a breakout session on community foundations. Since then, I’ve been intrigued with how a Three Lakes community foundation can provide both current and long-lasting benefits. While funds are available for now, the challenge I’m most excited about is the unlimited possibilities the Foundation’s endowment fund can offer. The larger and faster this “savings account” grows, the sooner it can be put to good use. As a non-profit option for charitable giving, I hope you consider, then decide to support the Three Lakes Community Foundation with your next donation."

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Jim Morley

Vice Chair

"After having seen enduring benefits of community foundations in other parts of our country, when I learned our beloved Three Lakes was establishing its own, I thought, ‘what a wonderful way to participate in making an impact that will grow through the years.’ By contributing particularly into permanently endowed funds, on-going strategically placed funding will enhance the town, its people and protect its natural heritage for generations to come."

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Ann Blamey


"Maya Angelou said it best when she wrote, “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” The Three Lakes Community Foundation is a perfect vehicle for giving back to this community we call home! It is a visionary organization that is here in the present to enhance and enrich opportunities to support Three Lakes now, and in the future. I can be a part of something bigger than me and something that will bless generations to come. And I am not in this alone…there is a whole commUNITY behind it."

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John Olkowski


"Three Lakes has been my ‘home’, in one way or another, for the past 75 years. Many transitions have taken place, some for the better, some not. Being a TLCF Board Member provides me an opportunity to help assure our school system, business community, and the abundance of varied and dedicated civic organizations survive and thrive. The Three Lakes Community Foundation provides both moral support and monies to improve our quality of life and enhance community pride while treating all with fairness and equal opportunity. These are goals I embrace."

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John Stauner

Past Chair

"A community foundation is an opportunity to make a difference. By providing a platform to promote philanthropy, we are investing in a future for our community. The seeds that are planted through a community foundation will impact both the current community and future generations."

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Justin Bender

Board Member

"I always knew that I wanted to live and work in the Northwoods. Three Lakes provides the perfect blend of opportunities to work, play and raise a family. I saw joining the Three Lakes Community Foundation as an opportunity for me to be part of something bigger. Through the Community Foundation, I am able to promote a community that I love to a younger generation, and therefore help secure its future for years to come."

Diane Geis

Board Member

"Three Lakes lives strong in the hearts of both our year-round and our seasonal residents, with relationships and memories transcending generations. The Three Lakes Community Foundation provides us all with an opportunity to invest in sustainable funding for projects which this and future generations envision for our hometown."

Lee Siudzinski

Board Member

"The Three Lakes Community Foundation provides me an engaging opportunity to support a community I have called home for 40 years. Three Lakes, like many communities in northern Wisconsin, needs support beyond the local governmental municipality. It is personally rewarding for me to work with other Foundation directors in ensuring that Three Lakes will always be the 'Jewel of the Nicolet.'"

Tara Stephens

Board Member

"A quote I recently read resonates with me…"Giving is the greatest act of grace." Our family has been graced with a community that has provided us support when we needed it most. The Three Lakes Community Foundation offers an avenue to give back in a meaningful way. By volunteering with the Foundation, I continue forging relationships within our hometown that forward the efforts of giving, for the benefit of future generations."

Gary Williams

Board Member

"For those who are stakeholders in Three Lakes…including residents, nonresident property owners and others…we now have a permanent place to go with legacy gifts and current donations to help assure that Three Lakes will be special and viable for generations. This 501(c)3 exempt community foundation is a beautiful thing. All are invited to help push it forward."

Daryle Wragge

Board Member

"The main reason I got involved with the Foundation is the following: I come from a rural farming area in Illinois where my hometown is dead, not dying. I do not want to see my adopted hometown do the same. Our natural resources and our downtown businesses are our most valuable assets, and I wish to do my best to enhance and preserve them."
These directors serve as volunteers.

The following are persons engaged with us on a voluntary basis. We are grateful for their expertise and commitment of time in order to move this initiative along.
  • Heather Biro
  • Nancy DeYoung
  • Michelle Hartness
  • Ed Jacobson
  • Kitty Banner-Seemann
  • Jean Tehan
  • Stella Westfall
  • Paul Wussow

We welcome others who would like to be helpful to contact one of the directors above.
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