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Community Foundation
Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri

Phone: (217) 222-1237
Fax: (217) 222-2260
4531 Maine, Suite A
Quincy, IL 62305

Meet Our Staff

Blickhan, Jill Arnold 1'23'14Jill Arnold Blickhan
President & CEO

Jill served as Executive Director since October 2001 before being named President & CEO in January 2017. Her career includes roles in admissions, alumni relations, and public relations in higher education and in development and as executive director with not-for-profit organizations. She attended the National Planned Giving Institute and is a charter member of the Tri-State Regional Chapter of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals). Jill also taught English, journalism and psychology. She was raised in Fowler, Illinois, graduated from Culver-Stockton College and did some graduate work at Western Illinois University. She and her husband, Neal, have three sons.


Catherine Bocke34396AACatherine Bocke MeckesDevelopment & Outreach Director

Catherine first joined the Community Foundation as Program & Outreach Coordinator in April 2015 before becoming Development & Outreach Director in December 2017.  As Development & Outreach Director, Catherine facilitates the development, community outreach, public relations, marketing efforts of the Community Foundation.

Raised in Quincy and a Quincy High School alumna, Catherine returned to her hometown from Chicago where she held a career in healthcare public relations. She earned a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts, both in communication studies, from Eastern Illinois University. Catherine resides in Quincy with her husband, Will.


Jonathan O'Neil, Office Manager

Jonathan O’NealFinance & Operations Manager

Jon became the Community Foundation Finance & Operations Manager in January 2015 after previously serving as Office Manager. His responsibilities include financial and fund management, human resources, grant administration and technology management.

He is a graduate of John Wood Community College and Western Illinois University. He started his career as a high school math teacher. For two years, he served as a Trainer and Safety Specialist for a local company. He and his wife Katie reside in Payson with their children, Jack and Claire.


Krista Pfeiffer4701AAKrista Pfeiffer, Office Manager

Krista joined the Community Foundation as Office Manager in November 2015. She assists the Executive Director in fulfilling the mission and objectives of the Community Foundation. Her responsibilities include secretarial, financial, office management and technology coordination as well as assisting staff with special projects.

She is a graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. Her career has included years of accounting experience and self-employment. Previously from Warsaw, Illinois, Krista now lives in Quincy with her husband Bill with whom she has three sons.



Heath Richmond, Program & Evaluation Coordinator

Heath joined the Community Foundation is December 2017. As Program & Evaluation Coordinator he is responsible for coordinating and carrying out the grant programs and initiatives of the Community Foundation.

Heath is from St. Patrick, MO and is an alumnus of Clark County R-1 High School and has a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Culver-Stockton College. He is a United States Air Force veteran, has sales management experience, and worked more than 14 years for the Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife Kathy live in Ursa, IL. He has a son serving in the USAF and a daughter attending Western Illinois University.