Dorothy F. Tecklenburg

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Have you ever heard of a Board Member who is so hands‐on, he or she will literally spend hours up to his or her elbows in chicken wire and papier mache if it will help to promote that charity?  We can think of one.  Trustee Dorothy Tecklenburg is committed to doing all she can to help the Community Foundation – even if it means getting her hands dirty.

Those who know Dorothy will attest that her enthusiasm for service seems to know no bounds, and that she is especially passionate about using her professional skills and exceptional creativity to educate others about the WCCF and how we serve the community.  Therefore, it came as no surprise when she was named the recipient of this year’s Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service.

Dorothy, an experienced Corporate Communications Consultant, was elected to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2009, complementing the wonderful mix of professionals who comprise the Board with her “right‐brained” perspective.  As the Chair of the Marketing Committee, she uses her unique skill set in diverse ways.  For instance, she has led video projects, written articles for our newsletters, and devoted a great deal of time to creating incredible table centerpieces for the Peacock Keller “Off the Shelf” fundraiser.  The WCCF would not have secured the Pulitzer Award (first place) at this year’s “Off the Shelf” event without her vision and hard work, which included crafting a huge, papier mache sculpture of our oak tree logo that wowed the attendees.

Few members of the Washington County community have found so many different ways to share their time, talent and treasures as Dorothy Tecklenburg, and the WCCF has been especially fortunate to benefit from her generous contributions of all three.