The key to a thriving organization is the people who make it work. The Funeral Service Foundation’s skilled and dedicated staff carries out the Foundation’s mission with passion, excellence, and integrity. Each member plays a vital role in building relationships within the profession, stewarding donor dollars, and telling the Foundation’s story.

Lee Wiensch

Lee Wiensch, CFRE

Executive Director 

Lee Wiensch is responsible for all facets of the Foundation’s operation and administration. A Certified Fundraising Executive and Certified Celebrant/Life Tribute Professional, Lee works with the Board of Trustees to set direction for grantmaking, fund development, strategic planning, communication, industry outreach, financial planning and leadership development. Lee also leads Foundation collaboration and integration with the National Funeral Directors Association.

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Kelly Manion

Kelly Manion

Director of Community Engagement

Kelly Manion is responsible for engagement and outreach around all Foundation activities including grantmaking, scholarships, fund development and special projects. A Certified Grief Support Specialist, Kelly also leads partnerships with grantee organizations and oversees the development and marketing of Foundation resources.

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Anne Koenings

Anne Koenings, MA

Director of Development

Anne Koenings is responsible for raising the funds that advance the Foundation’s strategic priorities through annual campaigns, planned giving, and special events. Anne, who holds a master’s degree in English, also heads the Foundation’s efforts to build strong support and lasting relationships with donors.

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Heather Stampfli

Heather Stampfli

Development Manager

Heather Stampfli is responsible for the Foundation’s scholarship and grant application and review processes. Heather also manages donor stewardship, donor records and the Foundation’s operational functions.

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