Staff roles evolving at Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation

Nonprofit staff members often take on more than one role within their organization. The staff at Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is no different. Joedy Hightower, President/CEO of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, has recently announced that the roles of Audra Clodfelter and Connie Lilly will be evolving within the organization as of December 1.

Audra Clodfelter joined the staff of the Community Foundation in 2015 as marketing coordinator. Audra’s new role will be communication/scholarship administrator. In this new role, Audra will continue her work in media and public relations, social media marketing, and design. In addition, Audra will take on the administration of the Community Foundation’s 17 scholarship funds. This entails working with scholarship committees, counselors, students and application reviewers throughout the scholarship cycle.

“Audra’s educational background in public relations and organizational communication combined with her financial aid experience with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission make her an ideal fit to take on this important role,” commented Hightower. “She is passionate about communication as well as higher education and her enthusiasm for this new role is apparent.”

Connie Lilly’s role at the Community Foundation has also changed. Connie joined the staff in January 2017 and will assume a new title, accounting/donor services administrator, which better reflects the variety of donor services she provides on a daily basis. Connie oversees office management, accounting, gift and grant processing and reporting as well as administrative support for giving circles and corporate philanthropy programs.

“Connie’s career experience in office administration and human resources makes her an unparalleled fit for accounting and donor services administration,” expressed Hightower. “She has years of experience in administration and corporate reporting, which is critical for the management of these programs and the interaction with donors and grantees.”