In reflection of the year, OnFocus is recognizing five people who made a special impact in 2019.
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Person of the Year: Amber Kiggens-Leifheit
Amber Kiggens-Leifheit has been an active volunteer and underlying support for many major projects in the community.
In April, Amber Kiggens-Leifheit concluded her third term on the Marshfield Board of Education, on which she had served many roles as vice president, treasurer, committee chair, and committee representative.
During her time with the school district, she volunteered in classrooms and was a substitute teacher, Pathway Partners Director, grant writer, and 4K preschool manager.
Kiggens-Leifheit stepped down from her role as Executive Director of Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Inc (MACFI) in June. Since 2008, she had overseen the growth of the organization from $2.8 million over 75 funds, to $16.2 million over 215 funds, acting as the fiscal agent for campaigns such as the Wildwood Zoo cougar exhibit and Marshfield Area Pet Shelter permanent facility.
She oversaw the foundation’s largest project ever, the new Marshfield athletic facilities, by overseeing $7,738,000 in gifts from 550 donors. The project broke ground in April and the high school stadium was completed in time for the fall football season. Improvements are ongoing at the Middle School as part of the project.
In May, MACFI moved to its new offices at the 2nd Street Community Center and welcomed a new Executive Director.
In recognition of her longtime involvement in Marshfield’s growth and progress, Amber Kiggens-Leifheit is an OnFocus 2019 Person of the Year.