Vice President of Philanthropic Services

The Door County Community Foundation is a collection of charitable Funds dedicated to improving the quality of life in Door County, Wisconsin.  We play a key role in identifying and solving community problems by building collaborative efforts between generous people and the charities working hard to improve our County.  Last fiscal year our family of charitable Funds received contributions of $7.7 million and distributed $5.4 million.  To learn more about what we do, visit

One of the most important roles of the Community Foundation is to serve as a Philanthropic Advisor.  We offer counsel to generous families as they map out their charitable giving priorities and provide guidance to non-profit organizations as they seek to be more impactful. 

The Community Foundation recently set forth a ten-year staffing plan in support of its ten-year strategic plan.  One of the key priorities is to create a new Philanthropic Services Team, led by the new position of Vice President of Philanthropic Services.  Working with an existing Donor Services Officer, this two-person team will engage with our existing family of donors, serving as philanthropic advisor by offering counsel and advice to help our donors achieve their respective philanthropic goals.  The team will also administer our granting operations, including our discretionary grantmaking programs and distributions from Donor Advised Funds.  As the Community Foundation continues to grow in the coming decade, we intend to add additional staff to the Philanthropic Services Team.

The Vice President will also work closely with the President & CEO, helping to speak for the Community Foundation to the leaders of local charities and Door County’s donor community.

The ideal candidate will have experience envisioning and launching new community initiatives, experience building relationships with donors, and a connection to Door County, Wisconsin (or the State of Wisconsin, at the very least). 

A position guide and application instructions are available at

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing resumes on or about Friday, October 30. Our goal is to have this new person join our professional staff in the first quarter of 2021.