Community Foundation gets new board members

Community Foundation for Delta County Executive Director Cheryl Andzejewski, announced and welcomed Earlene VanDamme and Marc Zawacki to the community foundation’s Board of Trustees.? 

Andzejewski commented, “We are happy to welcome Mrs. VanDamme and Mr. Zawacki to our board.  Both have a lot to offer the community foundation and our community. They are well educated, both graduating college with honors, well established in their careers and are compassionate individuals who genuinely care about the residents in our community, especially those in need.  Their core values, positive attitude and commitment to serve their community fits in beautifully with our other board members.”

“I had worked in the medical field for over 12 years but my love for science and wanting to make a difference in the lives of youths in our community drove me to make a drastic career change. I went back to college, obtained a master degree in secondary education, and now teach 6-12th grade science at Mid-Peninsula School. I am involved in a variety of volunteer work with my school and church but am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the Community Foundation for Delta County Board of Trustees. I look forward to helping make decisions on projects, through the foundations granting process and internal programs, that will affect our community in a positive way,” stated Earlene.  

“After graduating from Bark River-Harris School, I continued my education at Bay de Noc Community College and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Lake Superior State University. Thereafter, I was hired as an Escanaba Public Safety Officer and have worked my way up the ranks to my current position of Patrol Captain. I really enjoy the volunteer work I do with numerous activities that involve youth,” states Marc. “My direct contact in working with our community gives me great insight to their needs. I am honored to have been selected to serve on the community foundation’s board and be part of all the positive affects they have on our community and those in need.”


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