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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.

2020 Community Investment Cabinet members include:

Hannah Appleby
The Sanford Center
Jordan Anderson
Ultima Bank Minnesota
David Balmer
First National Bank Bemidji
Nicholle Bieberdorf
Sanford Health
Max Cloose
Security Bank USA
Amber Coauette
LaVon Dennistoun
Dennistoun Consulting
Karla Eischens
Sanford Health
Drew Hildenbrand 
Bemidji Schools
Sarah Hokuf
UW Board/Evolve Creative
Kurt Knott
RiverWood Bank
Gail Reff
Community Representative
Jeff Scripture
Clifty Group
Mark Stodola
Retired Air Force
Abbey Swanson
Miller McDonald
Tiffany Vickaryous-Hubbard
UW Board/The Sanford Center