Three new board members have joined the Galesburg Community Foundation, bringing with them decades of business, volunteer, and work experience.
Dr. Brian Plattner, Chad Long, and Jamie Yemm are new to the Community Foundation’s board of directors.
“We welcome the talent, the expertise, and the strong community partnerships that these three individuals bring to our work to positively change communities in Knox and Warren Counties,” said Josh Gibb, president and CEO. “Their willingness to serve and commitment to our mission is energizing at a time when our philanthropic work is more important than ever before.”
Dr. Plattner, an optometrist and partner at Kehoe Eye Care, lives in Knoxville and is a member of the Sunrise Rotary. He is also the weekend director of Northwoods Church Galesburg.
Long is a partner at the law firm of Statham & Long, as well as past board president of both Discovery Depot Children’s Museum and the Knox County YMCA. He grew up in Galesburg and also currently serves on the Carl Sandburg College Foundation Board of Directors.
Yemm is involved with her family’s business Yemm Automotive Group. She is an active Master Gardner and is the project co-leader for the landscaping at the Carl Sandburg Historic Site. She also is a board member of the Carl Sandburg College Foundation Board.
Yemm said she grew up in a family that focused on the importance of giving back. “We were encouraged to support the things that mattered most to us—whether that was giving our time, talents, expertise, or financially,” she said. “We have tried to instill that same belief in our children as well.”
Plattner, Long and Yemm join fellow board members:
Dr. John McClean, Chairman
David Erickson, Vice Chairman
Dr. Subbia Jagannathan, Secretary
Lisa Gavin, Treasurer