The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation board of directors has elected new leaders and new members.
Tim Leighton, attorney and certified financial planner with Leighton Legal Group of Bloomington, is the Community Foundation’s new president and Jerome Maddox, Corporate Human Resources-Enterprise Philanthropy at State Farm Insurance Cos., is vice president. Each term is for 2 years; Leighton and Maddox began in their new roles on July 1.
Also elected to the Community Foundation’s board of directors were Sandy McGhee, retired as a University of Illinois Educator with the McLean County Extension, and Dr. Terry England, dentist and associate at Clinton Family Dental.
Prior to retirement in 2011, McGhee was employed as a University of Illinois Educator in McLean County Extension. She worked with the traditional 4-H youth program, which included a countywide 4-H teen leadership program, and the urban 4-H youth program which included two out-of-school-time multicultural enrichment programs: UNITY Community Center and Tech Wizards.
She is a recipient of the Leadership McLean County Outstanding Alumni Award, the Points of Light Award, the University of Illinois Paraprofessional Outstanding/Innovative Program Award and the McLean County Board of Health’s Public Health Award/Certificate of Achievement.
After receiving her bachelor of science in elementary education from Illinois State University, she spent several years teaching fifth/sixth grade. Years later she obtained her master’s degree in education through the University of Illinois. She holds a private pilot’s license and scuba diving certification.
Dr. England is a dentist in Clinton, where he has practiced since 1979. He is currently a general dentist and associate at Clinton Family Dental. A graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, he is a member of American Dental Association, International College of Dentists, Decatur District Dental Society and Illinois State Dental Society.
Dr. Englad is active in his community, serving on the Clinton Community School District Unit #15 Board of Education from 2001-2001 (serving as President from 2005-2010), DeWitt County Human Resource Center Board, and Kiwanis Club.
His hobbies include running and falconry and he is a master naturalist.
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, now in its 21st year, encourages and facilitates philanthropy in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties by connecting donors who care with causes that matter to them. The Community Foundation currently manages assets of $15 million in nearly 150 funds including endowments and donor advised, fiscal sponsorship and scholarship funds.