Foundation welcomes Angie Burmahl


The Community Foundation of Jackson County is proud to welcome Angie Burmahl to its advisory board. Angie and her husband, David, live on a farm in northwest Jackson County. She is a retired educator with 34 years of experience teaching first and second grades at Cardinal Elementary.

“I really like the idea of continuing to use my education background[JD1]  to serve the community by continuing to advocate for the needs of local youth and the importance of education,” says Angie. “After I retired, I worried about losing connections to the people and interests that have been such an integral part of my life. This opportunity allows me to keep giving back to education and our community.”

Angie volunteers with Jackson County Master Gardeners, Jackson County Fair Open Show Committee, First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, and helping with county elections.  She and her husband raise crops, hogs and beef cattle. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. In her free time, Angie enjoys spending time in her yard, reading, shopping and seeing friends and family. “I will drop everything else to spend time with our grandchildren,” she says. 

As she joins the board and begins learning about Community Foundation work, Angie looks forward to promoting the positive things happening in Jackson County. “Being retired gives me a little more flexibility and time to serve on a community board,” she says. “I have been working on teams my whole life and those experiences will help me to work together with others to make the best decisions for the Community Foundation.”

“The Foundation Board members are happy to welcome Angie to the board,” says Ann Burns, Foundation board chair. “Her experience and knowledge as a teacher, 4-H leader, and farmer are valuable as the board continues its work to help area nonprofits achieve their goals, and as we assist residents and former residents to achieve their giving objectives.”

The Community Foundation of Jackson County offers many opportunities to improve quality of life by addressing an array of local issues. To learn more about how you can establish a fund or make a gift that impacts your community, contact Executive Director Lori Loch at 563-588-2700.