Hi – I’m Staci Mincks, and I’m excited to be a part of the Community Foundation family as the administrative associate supporting Donor Services and Gift Planning & Finance.
I have been heavily involved in the arts since I was a kid, and drawing and painting was my common form of expression! I started my college career at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and finished at UW-Green Bay with a bachelor of arts, majoring in arts management and minor in arts history with an emphasis on gallery studies.
I have dabbled in giving kids the chance to learn and experience the arts at the Boys & Girls Club in both Milwaukee and Menasha, and in my former position at Blueprint Advancement, I corralled staff for fundraising initiatives for various performing arts organizations across the U.S. I’ve also worked closely with advancing the arts through marketing and fine art events coordination in the greater Green Bay community at Mosaic Arts, Inc.
Some fun facts about me: My name spelled backwards is “I cats.” Therefore, I have to like cats, right? Ice cream is my favorite food and I need coffee to survive daily. I love making things from scratch: food, drinks, scrubs, soaps, etc. I love that my family has dealt with my shenanigans and cheesy jokes and hope that my daughter carries on the tradition as she gets older.
My husband Wes and I met when we were living in Milwaukee, but both grew up in the Fox Valley/Kimberly area and decided to return to the area three years ago to be closer to our family. We now have an extremely zesty 16-month-old daughter named Mila. I really wished someone warned us that karma could kick in at an early age!
While living in Milwaukee, and truly testing our relationship, Wes made the bet that I couldn’t keep a sugar-snap pea plant alive over the summer. If the plant lived, we could get a pet. Because of that bet, we now have a spunky cat named Frecks (short for freckles even though he doesn’t have any) that we adopted.
Every day is an adventure and the plot twists only make the time memorable. I’m excited for this new adventure with the Community Foundation and grateful to have this opportunity to be a part of the Fox Valley community and be a resource for our community to achieve a higher quality of life for future generations.