Dec. 27, 2017 – Steve List – the “Face of the Frankenmuth Community Foundation” – is retiring Dec. 31 from his role as executive director.

“I have enjoyed the last five years with the Foundation. The Frankenmuth community has been very supportive and I am very gratified to see its impact on the community,” List said.


Jonathan Webb, a Frankenmuth resident and former Foundation board chairman, will assume the post on Jan. 1 in addition to his duties as president/CEO of the Castle Museum in Saginaw.

List was hired as the philanthropy’s first executive director in 2013 when the Foundation’s assets totaled $5.5 million in 31 funds. Today, the nonprofit’s holdings have grown to more than $13 million in 68 funds.

Since its inception in 1976, the Frankenmuth Community Foundation has distributed more than $3 million in grants to enhance the quality of life in the community. These good works are made possible thanks to the generous donations, gifts and bequests from individuals and businesses across Frankenmuth.

Frankenmuth Community Foundation Chairman Terry Weiss attributes the organization’s tremendous growth to List’s hard work and the way he nurtured faith in the Foundation among donors and the community at large.

“Steve built awareness of the Foundation to a level where it is now recognized as the philanthropic center of our community for individuals, families, businesses and other organizations,” Weiss said.

With the help of investment partner Tri-Star Trust Bank, the Foundation is able to meet donor goals and make significant and meaningful allocations throughout the Frankenmuth area, Weiss said.

“The Board of Governors has been a pleasure to work with, along with the TriStar Trust Bank staff and Beth McKenna, our public relations director,” List said.

List and the nine-member, all-volunteer Board of Governors say they have faith in Webb’s ability to continue moving the Foundation forward in the coming years.

Webb said he is honored to have the opportunity to lead the organization.

“I feel my eight years on the Board of Governors, four of which I spent as chairman, make me uniquely prepared to accept this responsibility and really ‘hit the ground running,’ ” Webb said.

“I also want to thank the board of the Historical Society of Saginaw County for allowing me to take on this responsibility in addition to my duties at the Castle Museum. It will be a challenge, but it's one I readily accept and really look forward to.”

Weiss said Webb’s strong knowledge of the Foundation’s operations will keep the momentum moving forward. And while the Foundation completely endorses Webb as the new executive director, List will be sorely missed.

“Steve's contribution will have a positive impact on the entire community for years to come and we are grateful for his service,” Weiss said.




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