Board of Directors


Executive Director

Pam Farrar

"I love to support ECF because of the many opportunities it offers to assist our community! ECF provides a vehicle for philanthropy to have a positive impact on our local communities." 


Caryn Mefford

"Working on the ECF Board with such an effective and thoughtful group of professionals is incredibly rewarding. It gives me the opportunity to blend passion and purpose in ways that directly impact our collective  community."

Vice Chair & Grants Chair

Rich Walker

"Being part of the ECF Board means I get to be part of a group that teaches people how their donated dollars can best be put to work investing in their community."

Secretary & Scholarship Co-Chair

Andrea Miracle

"After assisting with scholarship interviews the last few years, I was looking for an opportunity to serve the ECF is a more meaningful and significant way."

Board Treasurer

Elizabeth Heil

"Being involved in ECF is about community engagement and connection for me."

Board Member

Steve Dawson

"To me, being a board member means working with a group of talented and motivated professionals to help improve the lives of people and support the mission of charities in the Edwardsville community, with an emphasis on the word 'community.'"

Board Member 

Kristopher Lakin

"Change emanates from the grassroots, which was the founding impetus of ECF more than 25 years ago and remains its bailiwick today. As Dr. King famously said, ‘Everybody can be great because everybody can serve,’ a principle that shines brightly throughout ECF’s entire organization."

Board Member

Paul Millard

"Being part of ECF has provided me the tremendous honor to be part of an organization that supports such a wonderful community that my wife and I have worked and raised a family in for over 30 years.  I want to do all I can to insure that the community will endure for all future generations and ECF provides that opportunity." 

Board Member

Kristen Pfund

"ECF Supports the community that I love in so many ways, that's why I like being a part of this organization."

Board Member

Karen Schoenthal

"I love being a part of an organization that strives to assist our community and make it a better place to live. ECF provides a vehicle for individuals to invest in our community and see the positive impacts."

Board Member

Mark Shashek

"I am glad to be able to help and to give back to those in our community"

Board Member

Matt Warren

"Being on the Board of ECF allows me to work with others in our community to support Parks, Memorials, Scholarships and much more. I'm proud and grateful to be a part of that legacy."

Scholarship Co-Chair

Sue Webb

"I jumped at the opportunity to be part of the ECF board. Our community is vibrant and forward thinking; the ECF board is one of the centerpoints that supports many of the community-based efforts that makes the Edwardsville Glen Carbon area a unique and special place to live."

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