Staff
Natalie Beck, President & CEO
Natalie Beck joined the Community Foundation of Macon County in October 2018. She became a certified fundraising executive in 2015. She has 25 years of experience in fundraising and not-for-profit management in Macon County. In her current role, Natalie helps area donors and their advisers accomplish their philanthropic objectives. Natalie has master and bachelor degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She lives in Decatur with her husband Matt, owner of BARBECK Communications, and has three married daughters and 11 grandchildren.

Missy Batman, Vice President of Finance & Foundation Services
Missy’s work spans the spectrum of donor relations, preparing financial statements and investment reports, to human resource management and event planning and execution. Missy is passionate about the role of The Community Foundation in the lives of donors and the vibrancy of Macon County. She loves helping the wonderful people who seek guidance in how to become impactful donors. Missy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She earned her SHRM-SCP accreditation in 2019.

Dani Craft, Vice President of Strategic Grantmaking & Community Advancement
Dani is dedicated to community improvement through building partnerships with individuals, organizations, and businesses. Community engagement is at the heart of the Dani’s work at The Community Foundation. Dani and her husband are lifetime residents of Central Illinois and graduates of Millikin University. Dani came to The Community Foundation from the pharmaceutical industry where she garnered years of experience and expertise in various management roles. Dani gets great fulfillment in working with the partnerships and collaborations of EDCO, The Community Foundation’s most advanced initiative.

Chasity Casey, Finance and Foundation Services Associate
Chasity joined our team in 2019. She enjoys interacting with donors and discovering the organizations and causes that are important to them. Chasity joined us from the Decatur Family YMCA where she worked for six years. In 2016 she was awarded their outstanding customer service award.

Brittani Garner, Community Initiatives Coordinator
Brittani joined The Community Foundation of Macon County family in September 2018. She is passionate about working in nonprofit organizations and giving back to the community. Brittani is a lifelong resident of Macon County and a graduate of Decatur Public Schools and Millikin University. Prior to joining The Community Foundation, Brittani worked at University of Illinois Extension with Macon County 4-H where she found her passion in helping educate youth in fun and creative ways. She will utilize this passion in her new role as Community Initiatives Coordinator by working with area educators and community partners to continue to fulfill our mission of mobilizing the community to improve Macon County through education.

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