The following is from The Depot Foundation 2018 Fall Expressions publication.


Robert Hofmann


For many of our families, spring is a traditional time to do a bit of house cleaning and organization in preparation of the coming year.  The Depot Foundation Board of Directors is doing much the same, as we get ready for another wonderful summer in the Twin Ports and welcome many guests and tourists to the Historic Union Depot.

We have a few “good-byes” and a number of “hellos” to share with you.  Later this spring we say farewell to our long-time Depot Foundation staffer, Marla Thibodeau, who will now have more time to spend with husband, John, sharing a blissful retirement!  There would be no Depot Foundation without her – THANK YOU, MARLA!  Further into this issue of expressions, we introduce you to four outstanding individuals who are committing their time, talents and treasure to serve on the Board of Directors of the Depot Foundation.  Please take a moment to acquaint yourselves with Melissa Francisco Carlson, Elissa Husby, Kris Kapsner, and Rick Lubbers.

In April, the board will work with a strategic planner to take a look at how we function as a philanthropic foundation and what we can do to better serve our mission.  Looking back to see what has been successful while looking ahead to improve and be better prepared for the future is always a great exercise for a not for profit such as the Depot Foundation.  The Board will have more to report on our findings and plans in the fall issue of expressions.


View this and more in the 2018 Spring Expressions