About the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation

Here to support Great Rivers Greenway

The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation is committed to enhancing and enriching the mission of Great Rivers Greenway and the vision of the River Ring.

Great Rivers Greenway continues to pursue its vision, and the Foundation can help by creating a supportive community that provides financial support, raises awareness and builds a community of ambassadors. The Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, will seek and accept alternative funding for projects through donations, grants and events in the areas of capital greenway projects, community engagement programs and conservation.


Great Rivers Greenway Foundation Board of Directors:

Boyd Behnke, Chair, Retired, KPMG
David Mason, Vice Chair, David Mason & Associates
Andrew Walshaw, Treasurer, Northern Trust
Scott Hunt, Secretary, Armstrong Teasdale

Kurt Berry, Partner, BKD
Leah Costantino, Edward Jones
Linda Finerty, Community Volunteer
Scarlett Foster, Retired, Monsanto
Dale Henn, Retired, Gannett Co. Inc.
Lori Hermanson, Community Volunteer
Stephen Jones,  Retired, Armstrong Teasdale
George Love, Patheon Biologics
Darlene Sowell, Unleashing Potential
Daniel Weas, Enterprise Holdings
Susan Trautman, Great Rivers Greenway

Ex-Officio Members:
James Hall, Great Rivers Greenway Board of Directors

Former Board Members:
In Memory – Peter Sortino

Kevin Miller

Chief Development Officer
Kevin leads our fundraising efforts to help support the greenways. He’s a proud father and husband. He fuels our team thanks to his skills as a baker of delicious cookies and muffins. On weekends, you’ll find him riding his bike around the greenways.
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Karen Schleicher

Development Coordinator
Karen coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation. It’s a perfect fit for someone who loves to live life outside! If she’s not gardening, hiking or riding a bike, you’ll find her at a concert at one of our region’s fabulous parks.
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Our most recent 990 form is posted below. For any further questions, contact either staff member above!