Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Racine Community Foundation Names New Executive Director

Mary Beth Mikrut has been named the new executive director of the Racine Community Foundation, according to an announcement today by Jim Small, president of the Foundation’s board of directors. She replaces Marge Kozina, who retired June 30 after nearly 21 years with the Foundation.

Mikrut, of Waterford, has more than 30 years of experience in not-for-profit organizations with an emphasis on fund-raising and program development. Since 1983, she had been with Presbyterian Homes in Evanston, Ill., most recently as senior director of development for its Geneva Foundation. Prior to joining Presbyterian Homes she was the founder and director of development for Light Opera Works of Evanston and director of alumni programs and reunion giving for Northwestern University, also in Evanston.

“We are very happy to have a person of Mary Beth’s caliber joining the Foundation as our executive director,” Small said. “We feel her experience is a good fit for our organization.”

Mikrut, who assumes her new responsibilities July 19, said she is “anxious to carry on the mission of the Racine Community Foundation. I’m looking forward to meeting the donors and getting to know the entire Racine County community well.”

Milkut has her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Northwestern University and her master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Lake Forest College. She holds certification as a fund-raising professional (CFRE), is a member of the Association of Fund-raising Professionals and the Chicago Council on Planned Giving.

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