Jodi Spataro has been at the Elkhart County Community Foundation since December of 2005. Immediately before joining the Community Foundation, she was on staff with the University of Notre Dame, to plan the Inauguration of Father John I. Jenkins. Her prior work experience includes 7 years as Area Executive Director at the American Cancer Society serving both St. Joseph and Elkhart, along with 8 surrounding counties. For over 18 years, Jodi has assisted individuals, families and organizations in grassroots fundraising, estate planning, and charitable giving. She has also implemented plans for major gift campaigns and the selections of recipients of charitable grants. In addition, she provides consulting services to charitable organizations, assists in charitable gift negotiations for the benefit of a wide variety of charitable organizations, and advises on the management of charitable organizations.
Jodi is a frequent speaker to estate planning councils, professional advisor associations, and not-for-profit boards. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Elkhart County as immediate past president. She is an active member in the Elkhart Kiwanis club, having served as the club president for two-years and is the current Lieutenant Governor for the Explorer Division of Kiwanis International. In addition, Jodi plays an active role on the Compensation and Human Resources Planning Committee for ETHOS, Lemonade Day Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Elkhart County, and is a past member of the Mishawaka Education Foundation Board of Directors. Jodi is a member of the Michiana Chapter, Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Young Professional Council for the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and the contemporary choir at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church as a flutist. She is a past recipient of the Michiana Region 40 Under 40 Award, overseen by the St. Joseph and Elkhart County Chambers of Commerce and the 2011 Woman to Watch for the YWCA of North Central Indiana.
Jodi is a cum laude graduate of Bethel College in Organizational Management. She is married to Christopher Spataro and together they are the proud parents of three active girls supporting their activities in Network and NIVA Volleyball Club, Michiana Mystique Softball, Premier Arts, among many others.
Areas of Expertise
Fundraising & Development, Marketing, Event & Project Management, Non profit administration, planned giving, Community & Economic Development
I'm passionate about
Making a difference in my community and leaving it better than I found it.