The DuPage Foundation recently welcomed Ginger Wheeler as director of communications and Alice Wood as director of gift planning.
Wheeler has more than 20 years in marketing communications, having held supporting and leadership roles in a variety of nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Wheeler's career includes several years with a Chicago-based foundation and trade association where she served as director of marketing communications. Prior, she founded a marketing company where she provided communications services for organizations ranging from established Fortune 100 companies to start up nonprofits. Most recently, Ginger has worked with College of DuPage and DuPage County to help start up businesses grow and prosper in the region.
Wheeler graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a longtime advocate for the East Branch DuPage River Trail which would run through the central part of DuPage County.
Wood is an estate planning attorney, entrepreneur, author and financial literacy instructor. Most recently, Wood ran her own law practice and served as director of business development/estate planning with Ameriprise -- NorthStar Wealth Group in Woodridge. Wood has advised more than 1,000 individuals and families over the years in estate planning and administrative matters as well as charitable giving.
Wood is credited with launching America's largest financial literacy initiative for the workplace along with VISA and McDonald's USA and served as an advocate for the financial literacy movement by working with the United States Treasury Department to develop the National Strategy for Financial Literacy. She also worked with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help shape national policy with respect to financial education.
Wood will report to DuPage Foundation VP for Advancement Mike Sitrick, JD, CFRE. "