Staff

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

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

Melissa DeLaet, M.S.

Melissa DeLaet, M.S.
Chief Executive Officer

Melissa DeLaet has been the Chief Executive Officer at Greater Grand Island Community Foundation since 2016. She received… 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

Kendra Lutz

Kendra Lutz
Program Officer

Kendra is a Palmer, Nebraska native growing up on a farm outside of town. She graduated from Palmer Public Schools and… Read More

Megan Vaughn

Megan Vaughn
Communications Officer

Megan is a proud Grand Island native and a graduate of Grand Island Central Catholic. She graduated from Hastings College… Read More

Laurie Kulus

Laurie Kulus
Administrative Assistant

Laurie grew up in Grand Island, and—after spending some time overseas with her Air Force husband, Scott—she and her… Read More

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