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

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

Amy Price

Amy Price
Program Officer

Amy is proud to call Grand Island, Nebraska, her hometown. She graduated from Grand Island Senior High and the University… Read More

Jeff Hower

Jeff Hower
Program Officer

Jeff has lived and worked in central Nebraska for more than thirty years, the last ten in Grand Island. He earned his… Read More