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Family members currently fill eight of the eleven seats on the Board of Directors and serve on all grant-making and management committees. While family participation is essential to our identity as a family foundation, our members strongly value involving others whose expertise and knowledge support the achievement of Foundation goals. Three independent (non-family) members currently serve on our board and a number participate on our grant-making committees.  We also involve community leaders in ad hoc advisory committees and regularly consult community members when we are developing new programs or evaluating ongoing ones. To round out our organization, we have full-time staff to support, guide, and work to continue building the vision of The Foundation.

 

Lumpkin Family Foundation Officers and Trustees

Christina Duncan, President

Richard DeWyngaert, Vice President

Barbara Federico, Vice President

Susan DeWyngaert

Joseph Dively

Bess Celio

Lisa Barr

Ila Duncan

Deborah Gillespie

Richard Lumpkin, Treasurer

Steve Grissom, Assistant Treasurer and Secretary

          
 

Lumpkin Family Foundation Staff

 

Laura Huddleston
Administrative Assistant

laura@lumpkinfoundation.org
Phone: 217-235-3361


 
Laura Huddleston joined The Lumpkin Family Foundation as our Administrative Assistant in January 2016. She previously worked as the Children's Librarian at the Mattoon Public Library. Laura has a B.A. in Spanish and Secondary Education from Eastern Illinois University and has also worked in teaching and educational software fields. Over the past several years, she has served on the Illinois Public Library Media Association's Monarch Award Committee and as an advisory board member for RSVP Coles County. In 2014 she was honored as one of Mattoon Journal Gazette-Times Courier's 20 Under 40 recipients for her work at the MPL.

Laura was raised in Mattoon and returned here in 2004 with her husband and two children after teaching and working in Champaign-Urbana.
 

Bruce Karmazin 
Executive Director

bruce@lumpkinfoundation.org            
Phone: 217-234-5915


   Bruce joined The Lumpkin Family Foundation in 2001.  Bruce is on the Board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and Steering Committees for the Illinois Charitable Trust Stabilization Act and the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders.  As well, Bruce is the US Coordinator for the Adonai Child Development Center in Uganda and a member of the Mattoon Arts Council.

After completing his Master's in economic history and development at the University of Toronto, Bruce spent two years as a CUSO (Canadian) volunteer in Botswana on a USAID project. Upon his return, Bruce began his career in nonprofit management as a fundraising consultant with an international fundraising firm. He worked on campaigns that raised in excess of $325 million.  Bruce continued his nonprofit career as Executive Director of two hospital foundations in Canada. In 1998, Bruce decided to pursue his interest in nonprofit law and management by attending law school at the University of Iowa.

 

Amanda E. Standerfer
Program Officer

amanda@lumpkinfoundation.org
Phone: 217-234-5702

  Amanda comes to The Lumpkin Family Foundation from the Decatur (Illinois) Public Library, where she was Head of the Adult Division.  Amanda has also been Director of the Helen Matthes Library in Effingham, Illinois, and Program Director with the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, serving Effingham and Mattoon.  

Amanda has taught at both Lake Land Community College and Millikin University.  She has maintained a consulting practice since 2002, working with libraries and nonprofits on long-range planning, fundraising, organizational development, and capacity building. 

Amanda holds a B.A. and an M.A. in history from Eastern Illinois University and an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Amanda is a founding member of the goodWORKSconnect Steering Committee and is on the Board of the Illinois Library Association.


 

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