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Community Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two (2) new trustees; Jennifer Boyer and Bill Lorne.

Jennifer Boyer is the Corporate Quality Manager of Burnette Foods, a family owned and operated manufacturing business which distributes shelf-stable food items nationally, serving both retail and food service markets.  Jennifer is a graduate of Oakland University.  Her husband, Derek, teaches at East Jordan Public Schools.  They live in East Jordan with their two children, Isadora and Griffin.  Jennifer serves on the board of the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship Fund and is a member of the East Jordan Housing Solutions group and the Community Foundation’s East Jordan Advisory Committee.  In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, downhill skiing, mountain biking, and surfing on beautiful Lake Charlevoix.  “I’m so pleased to have an opportunity to be a part of the Community Foundation’s future,” she said, “and I’m looking forward to working with the Board and staff to grow the Foundation’s capacity and impact in the years ahead.”

Bill Lorne retired in 2019 from EJ, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of infrastructure access solutions, headquartered in East Jordan. Bill served as the Vice President, Business Development & Corporate Counsel.  Bill is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit School of Law.  He moved to Traverse City in 1978, where he worked for BDO, an accounting firm.  In 1987 he joined EJ.  He is married to Karen Nigg, together they have five children and seven grandchildren.  Bill was one of the founding Trustees of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.  He is also on the Board of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and the East Jordan Rotary Club. “It’s such a pleasure to be given the opportunity to serve the Community Foundation again,” he said, adding, “I’ve long-admired the Foundation’s work in the community, and I look forward to working with the rest of the Board to advance the Foundation’s mission.”

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