The Foundation is pleased to welcome Gail Anthony and Shannon Edmark to its Board of Trustees.
Gail Anthony joins the board as an honorary trustee. Anthony served as CEO of the Community Foundation for eight years, retiring in December 2020. She has served the Marquette County community for more than four decades through her work in finance, higher education, hospitality and philanthropy in a variety
of positions. Gail’s tenure in the Community Foundation included growing its assets, expanding its grant programs, and developing a professional staff to further its mission and impact. Anthony said, “It is truly an honor to join the CFMC Board as an honorary member! I’m glad to help promote the incredible work of the Foundation in our community!”
Shannon Edmark, a longtime resident of Ishpeming, will also serve as a trustee. Edmark helpedstart the WIC program at the Marquette County Health Department, where she worked for eight years before making the decision to be a stay-at-home mom to raise her three sons. “During that time, I realized the importance and satisfaction of giving back to the community that has given my family so much,” Edmark said. Her contributions to the community included volunteering at her sons’ schools, the Westwood High School Booster Club and at Christ The King Lutheran Church. Edmark added, “I love working with the youth and community on the west end of Marquette County. I first served on
the Greater Ishpeming Area Community Fund Board in February of 2001, and I have been the Ishpeming Fund’s YAC (Youth Advisory Council) advisor since October of 2002. I look forward to working with the Community Foundation of Marquette County Board and staff and supporting them as we address the needs of our community and help the community invest in the future of Marquette County.”Zosia Eppensteiner, Community Foundation CEO said, “We are thrilled to have Gail and Shannon join the Board of Trustees. They are both great advocates for their communities, especially youth in philanthropy. Both Shannon and Gail also bring a strong commitment to community service along with a deep understanding of the Community Foundation’s work.”