The Alma Foundation is a non profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our primary mission is to improve the quality of life for residents in the greater Alma area. Project areas include recreation, trails & open space; historic restoration, art & cultural development; assisting local residents in need.

Mission Statement
The Corporation is organized to foster, encourage, and promote charitable, educational, scientific and cultural activities, to support projects which normally would not be provided for by tax dollars, to further the quality of life in the Alma community, to receive any and all contributions and hold, invest, reinvest, manage or devote said monies or other properties so contributed to the uses and purposes herein mentioned, and to dispense, transfer, lease, dedicate or otherwise hypothecate any part of or all of such monies or properties as is deemed appropriate by the Trustees.

No part of the activities of this Corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation; and the Corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.

2015-2019 Board of Directors + Officers

  • President – Megan Potter
  • Vice President – Andrew Zimmerman
  • Secretary – Samantha Jager
  • Treasurer – Serina Gauss
  • Bonnie Paffenroth – Board Member
  • Nancy Wood – Board Member
  • Amy Majikas – Board Member
  • Dave Aceto – Board Member
  • Jennifer Guszkowski Smith -Board Member

  • Executive Director – Bonnie Paffenroth

Ad Hoc

  • Nancy Comer – Town of Alma Administrator/Liaison/Alma Foundation Parliamentarian¬†
  • Tim Balough – IT