Kish College Foundation welcomes new coordinator

MALTA – Tricia Myers of Sycamore has joined the Kishwaukee College Foundation as foundation coordinator.

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,” Kayte Hamel, executive director of the Kish Foundation, said in a news release. “In her short two months with the foundation, she has proven herself to be a tremendous asset.”

Recently, Myers helped organize and launch the new COVID-19 Student Relief Fund to assist Kish students who are facing financial hardships because of the pandemic.

Myers earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and was a member of the track and field team. She serves on the USA Track & Field’s 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 said in the release. “Improving operations, customer service and fundraising will be ongoing efforts to create more visibility and enhance the development for students, programs, facilities and the Kishwaukee College community.”

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.

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