Amy ManternachChief Operating Officer
Amy believes in giving back to your community and leaving it a better place than you found it. That’s why, after a successful 20-year career in financial services, she joined the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. In her role at the Community Foundation, Amy has oversight of investments and internal controls, supports our development team, assists nonprofits in growing their endowment funds and helps local professional advisors meet their clients’ philanthropic goals. She also serves as the internal point-of-contact for our southern affiliate foundation boards and staff, helping them achieve their missions and guiding their focus on endowment building, grantmaking and community leadership.
Before joining the Foundation, Amy was the Vice President of Relationship Management, Client Transition and the Site Lead Prudential Retirement Services in Dubuque. She has served on executive boards of the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, and Aquin Elementary School in Cascade. Amy is also involved with the St. Matthias Food Pantry and the Cascade swimming pool capital campaign and committee.
Amy lives in Cascade, her hometown, and has had the opportunity to get involved in Foundation initiatives there through Community Heart & Soul® and an English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) program run by local volunteers.
The best part of her job is seeing transformational change happen across our region, through initiatives like the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, energy districts, and the Regional Roundtable. “I see generosity in action almost every day, and it really does inspire me. I know we’re making a difference in many people’s lives,” she says.
Amy enjoys road biking, boating and traveling. She and her husband have a son, Jared, who serves the United States Navy in the JAG Corps. Amy’s family also includes her stepdaughter Melissa and grandchildren Tyler, Melia and Corinne, and stepson Mitch his wife Jess and their daughter Rowan.