Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

New Officers, 3 New Members Elected to IPCF Board

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation board of directors has elected officers and three new members.

Aaron Hays, a member of the IPCF board since 2011, is the Community Foundation’s new president and Erin Rogers, a member of the IPCF board since 2016, is the new vice president. Hays’ election as board president left his previous board position of treasurer open. Cat Woods, a member of the IPCF board since 2018, was elected to fill that vacancy. Each officer term is for two years; Woods is filling the remaining year on Hays’ treasurer term. The new officers began their roles on July 1.

In addition, Bobby Nash Castillo and Emily Vigneri were elected to the board at the IPCF’s board meeting on June 21. Dan Irvin was elected to the IPCF board at its April 18 meeting. All will serve a three-year term, at which time they will be eligible for re-election.

Bobby Nash Castillo

Castillo is Corporate Support Director at WGLT, where he appreciates the opportunity to create partnerships promoting local businesses and organizations while helping build a more informed community. A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Castillo is a member of Bloomington-Normal Sunrise Rotary’s Community Service Committee and has served as a mentor for IPCF’s Youth Engaged in Philanthropy program and as Organization Committee Chair of the Downtown Bloomington Association. He lives in Bloomington with his wife and daughter.

Dan Irvin

Irvin has worked in and served the community in diverse ways since 1982. As an entrepreneur, he worked in the family business, Irvin Brothers Pepsi Cola. He worked as news director for WIHN radio, was a news anchor and talk show host for WJBC radio, and worked 18 years for Mitsubishi Motors, where he attained the position of Director of Communications. In the nonprofit sector, Irvin was Executive Director of the McLean County Arts Center and Manager of the Normal Theatre. In local government, he was Director of Communications for the Town of Normal. Currently, Irvin is a member of the United Way Board of Directors and chairs their Branding/Communications Committee. He is also Vice President of the Bloomington Public Library Foundation Board of Directors. A graduate of Purdue University and Rutgers University, Irvin lives in Bloomington with his wife; they have 3 grown children.

Emily Vigneri

Vigneri is employed by Illinois State University as Training and Development Coordinator in Event Management, Dining and Hospitality. She is a 2013 graduate of the Multicultural Leadership Program and has since served as a class facilitator, facilitator coach and board member. A resident of Bloomington-Normal since 2003, Vigneri has a strong interest in community development, philanthropy and leadership, with a special passion for programs that support women. Currently, she serves as Director of Finance and Administration for the local chapter of the Association of Talent Development and just completed her term as President of the League of Women Voters of McLean County. She’s served on the boards of Green Top Grocery, Crossroads Handcrafts of the World and For a Better Tomorrow. Vigneri is a graduate of Illinois State University.

About Illinois Prairie Community Foundation
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 Foundation currently manages assets of more than $17 million in 165 funds including endowments and donor advised, fiscal sponsorship and scholarship/memorial funds.

Michele Evans, Grants & Communications Director, 309-662-4477