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.

2022 Community Investment Cabinet members include:

Jordan Anderson

Ultima Bank Minnesota

Amber Coauette


Georgio Del Favero

First National Bank Bemidji

LaVon Dennistoun

Dennistoun Consulting

Karla Eischens

Sanford Health

Mary Fairbanks

Retired/Bemidji State University

Tiffany Fettig

HRDC & Greater Bemidji

Gwenia Fiskevold Gould

Bemidji State Foundation

Megan Hill

Bemidji Brewing

Kurt Knott

RiverWood Bank

Christine Maxwell

Northland Fishing Tackle

Kyle McMartin

Bemidji Middle School

Kirsten Molash-Searless

Sathre Title

Tyler Smith

Security Bank USA

Mark Stodola

Retired Air Force/Northwest Technical College

Abbey Swanson

Miller McDonald