The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm area Chamber of Commerce recently welcome Joanie Ristuccia as the new Director of the ISD #88 Foundation! After growing up in the Minneapolis area Joanie then moved to Washington. After settling down in Washington as a paralegal she decided to go back to school with interest in non-profits. With her strong paralegal and grant writing background, she is eager to help utilize her skills to help improve funding for ISD #88 Foundation. Joanie believes that the foundation is a unique quality about New Ulm and is impressed with the community support. Since being in New Ulm Joanie expressed how much she enjoys the people of New Ulm, especially the students she gets to see every day at Washington Elementary School. The two biggest fundraisers for ISD #88 Foundation include the Eagles Extravaganza (which is coming up on March 21) and the Hall of Fame Banquet. The ISD #88 Foundation has 15 people currently on the board. Joanie was impressed by the board’s strong bond with the community and their eagerness to help their school district.
In the photo: Brittney Schmiesing, Chuck Spaeth Ford; Cathy Anderson, Alliance Bank; Joanie Ristuccia, ISD #88 Foundation; Sheri Dittrich-Reinhart, Mary Kay Cosmetics.