VANDALIA — The Vandalia-Butler Foundation recently elected new officers and welcomed new members to the Board of Trustees.
Jean Maychack, a long-time Butler Township business leader and resident, was elected President of the Vandalia-Butler Foundation Board of Trustees. Maychack is President of Vancon, Inc. and Manager/Part Owner of North Dixie Self Storage in Dayton. She is a graduate of Miami University and the Harvard Business School.
“It is truly an honor to lead a Foundation that makes a difference for so many in our community,” said Maychack. “With the establishment of the Vandalia-Butler Foundation’s seven special interest funds, we look forward to continuing to grow our community in the most positive ways.”
Cathy Stelzer-Petersen was elected Vice-President. She is a Butler High School graduate and is currently the Director of Communications for Montgomery County. Sharon Gitman, former Human Resources Director for the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, was elected Secretary. Mark Zielinski, formerly of Huntington Bank, will serve as Treasurer.
In addition, The Vandalia-Butler Foundation welcomed two new Trustees: Don Neff and Teri Rizvi. Neff is the Managing Member of Neff & Associates Insurance Agency, LLC, and a long-time member of the Vandalia Optimists. He is also past president of the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce. Rizvi has served as executive director of strategic communications at the University of Dayton since October 2013. Previously, she led communication efforts for the University of Dayton for nearly 25 years. In 2000, she founded the biennial Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. Rizvi recently served as a trustee for the VISIONS Endowment Fund. The VISIONS Endowment Fund now operates as a special educational advisory committee to the Vandalia-Butler Foundation, a component of The Dayton Foundation.
Leadership for the Vandalia-Butler Foundation rests in the community, while fiscal oversight of the funds is maintained by The Dayton Foundation, which serves the Dayton/Miami Valley area. This partnership allows for the Vandalia-Butler community to benefit from local leadership and profit from resources pooled with others for investment growth.