Our Leadership

The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who help set policy, and formulate and determine priorities in building funds and in grant-making. They donate their time and lend their expertise to assist the Community Foundation in its mission to enhance the quality of life for all who live in the tri-states.

Chair
Phillip Krupps
Brown County State Bank
Mt. Sterling, IL
Vice-Chair
Lydia Ahrens

Community Volunteer
Hannibal, MO

Secretary
Laura McReynolds
Adams & McReynolds, LLP
Quincy, IL
Erin Wharton Treasurer
Erin Wharton, C.P.A.
Gray Hunter Stenn LLP
Quincy, IL
Immediate Past Chair
William McCleery, Jr.
Schmeideskamp, Robertson, Neu and Mitchell
Quincy, IL
Mandar Dighe
Knapheide
Quincy, IL
David Fox David Fox
Marine Bank & Trust
Carthage, IL
Lance Grady Lance Grady
L. Grady Realty
Mt. Sterling, IL
James Hansen
Schmeideskamp, Robertson, Neu and Mitchell
Quincy, IL
Lynn House
Community Volunteer
Payson, IL
Gordon Ipson Gordon Ipson
Retired
Hannibal, MO
Bill Keller Bill Keller
Retired Attorney
Quincy, IL
Brian Nation
Central State Bank
Barry, IL
Debbie Niederhauser
Retired Educator
Quincy, IL
Paben, Lyle Lyle Paben
Bank of Advance
Bowen, IL
  Sharon Tenhouse
Retired Educator
Liberty, IL 
 NEW Webb, Byron 1'7'13 Byron Webb, III
The Webb Company
Palmyra, MO

Why I serve on the Board of Directors…

“Now that I have retired from economic development, joining the Board of the Community Foundation gives me an opportunity to continue serving this region. My wife and I love the area and want to give something back to the communities that have made us feel so welcome.”
-Gordon Ipson

“It is an honor and privilege to serve this year as chair of the Community Foundation. In that capacity, I hope to foster and encourage the continued growth of the Community Foundation’s assets and its grant giving so as to improve and enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.”
William McCleery, Jr.

Open, truthful and honest communications and operations are always in the best interest of the community and CFQA. In accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which makes it a crime to punish anyone reporting improper activities, our Whistleblower Policy provides a mechanism for volunteers, consultants or employees to anonymously report concerns regarding questionable or dishonest behavior, fraud, internal control, or accounting matters. Please contact any member of staff or leadership for more information.