Staff

Our staff is here to help you with any questions you may have.

Grand Island Community Foundation is accredited by the National Standards of Community Foundations Board and has been confirmed in compliance since 2009.

Melissa DeLaet, M.S.

Melissa DeLaet, M.S.
Chief Executive Officer

Melissa DeLaet grew up just 45 minutes from Grand Island in Minden, Nebraska. She received her Bachelor’s degree from… Read More

Kara Faber

Kara Faber
Program Officer

Kara Faber was born in Holdrege, Nebraska and is proud to call Funk, Nebraska her hometown. She received her Bachelor’s… Read More

Dori Wanitschke

Dori Wanitschke
Finance Officer

Dori Wanitschke was born in Grand Island Nebraska and has 35 years of experience in banking operations and compliance… Read More

Diana Kellogg

Diana Kellogg
Executive Assistant

Diana Kellogg, a Nebraska native, has called Grand Island “home” since 1987.  Upon graduation from North Platte High… Read More