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.

2021 Community Investment Cabinet members include:

Hannah Appleby
The Sanford Center
Jordan Anderson
Ultima Bank Minnesota
David Balmer
First National Bank Bemidji
Amber Coauette
LaVon Dennistoun
Dennistoun Consulting
Karla Eischens
Sanford Health
Tiffany Fettig
HRDC/Greater Bemidji
Gwenia Fiskevold Gould
BSU Foundation
Drew Hildenbrand
Bemidji Area Schools
Megan Hill
Bemidji Brewing
Kurt Knott
RiverWood Bank
Christine Maxwell
Northland Fishing Tackle
Mark Stodola
Retired Air Force/NTC
Abbey Swanson
Miller McDonald
Ebony Warren Former Students First