Community Investment Cabinet

United Way's Community Investment Cabinet is a committee of 16 community volunteers elected to serve up to two three-year terms. They have the responsibility to (1) follow and implement policies and procedures consistently and equitably in regard to all agency funding request; (2) review all applications for funding; (3) make assigned site visits to agencies applying to receive funding; and (4) work as a team to come to a consensus for recommending funding amounts for applying agencies.

The United Way of Bemidji Area Board of Directors makes the final approval for recommended funding to partner agencies and programs.

2017 Community Investment Cabinet members include:

David Balmer 

First National Bank Bemidji

Nicholle Bieberdorf

Sanford Health

LaVon Dennistoun

Dennistoun Consulting

Shari Hahn

Sanford Health

Jeff Hanks

Lakeland Public Television

Cathy Hedstrom

AmeriPride Services

Trish Jedlicka

Grimes Realty

Carl Johnson

Security Bank USA

Doug Kranich

Retired Norbord Minnesota

Brian Ophus

Beltrami County Workforce Impact

Kevin Onstad

Miller McDonald

Gail Reff

Community Representative

Mark Stodola

Retired Air Force

Brandon Thompson

Ken K Thompson Jewelry

Dave Wall

Insure Forward

Ryan Zemek

Headwaters Regional Development Commission