Tjaden joins Community Foundation affiliate support team | Local News

Tjaden joins Community Foundation affiliate support team | Local News
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Dubuque – The Greater Dubuque Community Foundation welcomes Sheila Kramer Jaden to its team as its new affiliate manager.

In her new role, she will focus on the foundation’s regional approach, creating a roadmap to continue strengthening local communities and inspiring giving across a region of seven provinces. You will provide oversight for affiliated councils and employees in Dyersville, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, and Clinton counties and will support the affiliated director of communications.

“Sheila’s enthusiasm and expertise is a welcome addition to our team,” said Amy Manternach, Operations Manager. “She is a thoughtful and positive leader whose professional and societal interests have intersected with our work many times over the years.”

The Community of Greater Dubuque Foundation provides support to its affiliated organizations. MG Smith has moved to the position of Senior Associate Director and will focus on her longstanding relationships with donors as well as the Foundation’s Small Town Dreams initiative.

Manternach, chief operating officer, is also moving from supporting subsidiaries to private ventures. Molly Moser, Director of Affiliate Communications, continues to provide communications support to affiliates throughout the region and supports the boards of directors and affiliate staff in Alamaki and Clayton Counties.

Jaden joins the Community Foundation with 18 years of experience in public relations and development work at Unity Point Health – Jones Regional Medical Center, the last 12 years working as a Community Development Manager.

She is originally from Hopkinton, having graduated from Maquita Valley High School. She studied public relations and communications at the University of Northern Iowa.

Tjaden has been a very active participant in the Community Heart and Soul program in Monticello, and has been called a hero for heart and soul. She also represented the Jones Regional Medical Center Foundation, a fund maintained by the Jones County Community Foundation, and served as co-chair of the Monticello Schools Yes Vote Committee.

Tjaden can be reached at (563) 588-2700 or


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