Amanda WillimackExecutive Director, LincolnWay Community Foundation
Amanda Willimack started her role as executive director of the LincolnWay Community Foundation early in 2022.
“I can't say enough good things about Amanda. She is personable, hardworking, honest, confident, has great communication skills. She’s just a jewel,” says board member Pat Henricksen. “I’m so thankful to have her as director, leading LincolnWay into the future.”
In her role, Willimack helps the Community Foundation in its mission to understand rural Clinton County’s greatest needs and inspire local generosity to facilitate solutions. The Foundation awards annual grants, honors nonprofits and leaders under 40, and supports dozens of endowment funds that provide annual payouts to strengthen nonprofits and improve quality of life throughout the area.
“I think I have been in training for this role all of my life,” she says. “My parents were very involved in our community, always volunteering, giving back, and sharing their talents. I have continued that tradition, serving on various committees when I was in high school and college, and now within our church, school, and other organizations in DeWitt.”
Willimack is currently the office manager at Greenview Farms, where she appreciates working in a team environment where everyone works toward a shared goal. In 2015, she joined the Clinton County Dolly Parton Imagination Library committee. She became the program coordinator the following year, working closely with Henricksen and learning about the impact of the Foundation along the way.
“Amanda came to us with several boxes already checked,” says board chair John Peavey. “She’s widely known and respected in the community, has a history of successful, active volunteerism, has worked with Pat Henricksen, and most importantly, she loves DeWitt.”
Willimack’s husband of 18 years, Matt, grew up in DeWitt. Their daughter Mairead is a junior and son Owen is a freshman. “We love to travel and explore new places,” says the executive director. She also enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, golfing and spending time with family and friends.