Our updated board of directors will be coming soon!

Current Grant Committee Members

The committee is a group of citizens from Douglas county that have volunteered to serve or have been appointed by the Chairman or BOD. All of them have experience in leadership roles from various organizations and/or other Board experience. They review each application and vote to approve or decline the application according to Foundation rules and Bylaws. Then the chairman will document the decision and submit the committee recommendation with the application to the Foundation BOD for final the final decision at each quarterly meeting.

Candidates are informed of the results immediately after each quarterly meeting.

Alan Shoemaker (Chairman)


Judy Landeck


Georgia Wilkerson


Fred Mcdonald


Paul Freebarin


Current Scholarship Committee Members

The Scholarship Committee is composed of former teachers who have, collectively, well over a century of experience in public education at various levels. They carefully review the student applications for scholarships that are administered by the Foundation, in accordance with each scholarship’s criteria for eligibility by merit and need. The Foundation’s scholarships are awarded each year at the Honors Day Convocation at Tuscola Community High School.

John Best (Chairperson)


Darla Gardner


Suzanne Moody


Bruce Nofftz


Past Board Members

Listed Alphabetically

Phil Beachy

Ann Beck

Jason Braaten

Mike Damler

Linda Damler

Susie Harbaugh

William Hill

Drew Hoel

Patty Johansen

Dan Kleiss

Colleen Lehmann

Doug McCumber

Kathy Rhodes

Michael Smith

Joy Stenger

John Watson

Matthew Williams

Scott Zorn