COD Foundation Board

The College of DuPage Foundation Board of Directors is composed of outstanding men and women who volunteer their valuable time, leadership, and wisdom and are true champions of the College of DuPage and its Foundation. These community leaders make a contribution which far exceeds the substantial financial support they generate for the growth and development of the College of DuPage.


Board Officers



Susan Lang Berry
Managing Director
The PrivateBank


Past President

Hank Steinbrecher
Touchline Consultants, Inc.


Vice President, Board Governance

Stacey Huels
Founding Partner
First Focus Capital Partners


Vice President, Development

Steven M. Ruffalo
Attorney at Law
Fuchs and Roselli, Ltd.


Vice President, Programs

Mark Wight
Chairman and CEO
Wight and Company



Marsha Cruzan
Head of Commercial Banking (Chicago Division) and Market President
U.S. Bank



Ann Gunst, CFP, CPA
Fortune Financial Group, Inc.


Board Members

James R. Adams
Chief Financial Officer
Calamos Family Partners, Inc.

John Attard
Senior Vice President
UBS Wealth Management
The River Bend Group

Dr. Jeffrey Appel
Scientist Emeritus

Ronald Bullock
Bison Gear and Engineering

Dr. Christopher B. Burke
Founder and President
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC

Carla Burkhart
Herricane Graphics

Kirk Dillard
Former Illinois State Senator
24th District
Locke Lord LLP

Kenneth Florey
Attorney  at Law
Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lifton & Taylor, Ltd.

David S. Fox
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Kenneth D. Gorman
Vice President and Owner
Power Construction Company
Chief Executive Officer
Power Wellness

Scott Marquardt
Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C.

Sherman Neal
Principal Owner
Aspire Ventures

Ian Parr
Founder and President
CCS International, Inc.

Robert J. Schillerstrom
Attorney at Law
Ice Miller, LLP

Sheryl Van Anne
Higher Education Construction Executive
Mortenson Construction


Ex Officio Members

Dianne McGuire
Liaison, Board of Trustees
College of DuPage

Dr. Robert L. Breuder
College of DuPage

Catherine Brod
Vice President, Development
College of DuPage
Executive Director
College of DuPage Foundation


Contact Information

Resource Development Office
(630) 942-2462

  • Board Members

    Log onto the COD Foundation Board eGovernance portal.

  • The College of DuPage Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization, was established in 1967, the year the College was founded. Its mission is to obtain and steward contributions to expand educational and cultural opportunities for the College of DuPage community. The Foundation Board is composed of corporate and community leaders who live and/or work in College District 502 and serve on a volunteer basis.


    Meetings are held quarterly on the third Monday of January, April, July and October.