Julia Rabe officially accepted the role of Executive Director following Colleen Eberle’s resignation during SVCF’s monthly board meeting on Thursday, April 27th.
Eberle, who started with the Foundation in May of 2019 stated, “It has been such a blessing to work with the community foundation! It’s given me the opportunity to develop an even greater appreciation for our rural communities and the people who love and invest in them each and every day.” She went on to say, “We’ve accomplished a lot over the last four years and the exciting part is that we’re just getting started! Julia is a great asset to our communities and I’m confident her leadership will take SVCF to the next level.”
Rabe, who joined the foundation last year as the Director of Donor Relations & Community Initiatives previously worked with Eberle, and past Mitchell County Community Development Director, Heather Hartman, to develop Mitchell County Strong. She also served on the foundation’s Community Philanthropy Innovator’s Network Committee which was responsible for creating the Dream Big Initiative. When asked, Julia stated, “I am honored to serve as the Executive Director of the Solomon Valley Community Foundation. We have generous, passionate donors who are looking to the future of our community and we hope to connect them with work that they believe in and preserve the time honored traditions they hold dear.” Julia added, “I am excited for the future of Mitchell County! Our goal is to continue to serve our donors, support our non-profits and look to collaborate with others in the community who have the same aspirations of success.”
Colleen Eberle, who is also co-owner of Eberle Studios, will remain with the Foundation and handle all marketing and communications for the organization going forward.