The Saginaw Community Foundation’s Board of Directors reflects the diversity of our community. Directors are selected for their extensive knowledge of the community’s educational, cultural, civic and charitable needs. They meet monthly to discuss community issues, set policy, oversee investments and approve grants.

Our directors serve on a volunteer basis and are elected for four-year terms. Several hundred other community volunteers serve on committees responsible for special initiatives, grants, scholarships, marketing, development, and finances.

Executive Committee

Todd Gregory
1st State Bank

Dana Tell
Team One Credit Union

Reneé S. Johnston
President & CEO
Saginaw Community Foundation

Dr. Iris Marteja
Community Volunteer

Rob Kain
Retired – Hemlock Semiconductor

Tom Miller, Jr.
Assistant Treasurer
Saginaw Future, Inc.

Hon. Elian Fichtner
Community Liason
70th District Court

John Shelton
Immediate Past Chair
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth


Kwame Akowuah
Globadigm Management, LLC

Andy Ault
Hemlock Semiconductor

David Brown
Isabella Bank

Dr. Jeffrey Collier
Saginaw Intermediate School District

Scott Ellis
Great Lakes Pride

Dr. Katherine Ellison
Castle Museum of Saginaw County History

Brian Keenan-Lechel
Saginaw County Parks & Recreation

Jill Miller
Saginaw Valley State University

Jennifer Nigl
Nexteer Automotive

Rev. Christopher Pryor
Victorious Believers Ministries

Rumi Shahzad
New Hope Valley Assisted Living

Richard Watson, IV
Burt Watson Automotive Group

Michael Webster
Saginaw County Commissioner