Heiden hired to lead Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

JANESVILLE—Ann Heiden, Janesville, has been selected as the new executive director of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin.

She replaces Sue Conley, who will retire July 1.

Heiden will leave Olbrich Botanical Society, Madison, where she has been director of development and marketing since 2012.

Heiden was selected for her energy, leadership skills, development experience and passion for philanthropy to lead the foundation into the future, said Steve Sheiffer, foundation board chairman.

Before joining the staff of Olbrich, Heiden was the mission advancement director for Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Watertown and director of development for Rock County Christian School in Janesville. She also was employed by Televere Systems and the Epilepsy Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, both of Janesville.

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that operates in nine southern Wisconsin counties including Rock, Walworth and Green, and holds more than $38 million in assets. During 2013, it awarded around $2.2 million in grants and scholarships.

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