Tricia Myers of Sycamore recently accepted a position as foundation coordinator with the Kishwaukee College Foundation. As part of her role, Myers will help advance the Foundation’s mission, manage scholarships and assist with event planning and donor relations. Myers has worked for Angie’s List and USA Track & Field, Inc. and most recently held the position of development assistant at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA.
“We are excited to have Tricia as our new foundation coordinator. In her short two months with the Foundation, she has proven herself to be a tremendous asset,” says Kayte Hamel, executive director of the Kish Foundation. Recently, Tricia helped organize and launch the new COVID-19 Student Relief Fund to assist Kish students who are facing financial hardships due to the pandemic.
Myers earned her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and was a member of the track & field team. She currently serves on USA Track & Field’s (USATF) Board of Directors as the elected youth representative and is the organization’s elected national chair of the USATF youth athletics division.
“I hope to continue to bring more awareness to the Foundation and its great work,” Myers comments. “Improving operations, customer service and fundraising will be on-going efforts to create more visibility and enhance the development for students, programs, facilities and the Kishwaukee College community.” In the role, Myers will provide vital support to help progress long term Foundation projects. “The Foundation and Kish College provide significant opportunities for the community. I like being able to make an impact in people's lives through development initiatives and projects,” says Myers.
The Kishwaukee College Foundation is the philanthropic branch of the College and plays an integral role in supporting the College’s mission to improve lives through quality, affordable education. Through the gifts of donors, contributions are used to ensure community members, regardless of circumstances, have access to educational opportunities.
“Tricia is exactly what we needed in the Foundation. Her professional background and knowledge of our communities will greatly benefit the Foundation and help us achieve our goals,” Hamel adds.
For more information on the Kishwaukee College Foundation, visit www.kish.edu/foundation.
Picture: The Kishwaukee College Foundation welcomes Tricia Myers to the staff. Photo: Tricia Myers, foundation coordinator for the Kishwaukee College Foundation.