The Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) has selected Shelli Marquardt, Delafield, as its new president, effective July 5.
Marquardt has served as philanthropy executive director for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – north and central markets – since 2004 where she manages philanthropy for St Francis, Franklin, St Joseph, Elmbrook Memorial and Wisconsin Heart Hospitals.
“After a thorough and methodical search process, we believe our foundation is in great hands. We’re excited to welcome her to our organization,” said WCCF Board of Directors Chairwoman Gray.
Marquardt’s experience includes major gifts, grants, campaigns, events, donor relations and marketing. In addition to her professional experience, Marquardt is active in multiple community groups: Wisconsin First Lady Advisory Council for First Lady Tonette Walker, chairperson; Waukesha County Community Foundation Advisory Council, member; and TEMPO Milwaukee, member. In addition, she is a 2016 recipient of The Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence Award for Community Impact and was named a 2011 HealthCare Heroes Award recipient by Milwaukee BizTimes.
“As a Delafield resident, WCCF Advisory Council member and fundraising professional, I have seen firsthand how the foundation has flourished over the last 15 years,” said Marquardt. “I am excited to be in a position to help further its growth and impact on my county.”