Director of Development and Communications
Anne Schoenherr Turner joined the We Raise Foundation team in 2001 and serves as the Director of Development and Communications. In this role, she manages all aspects of the organization’s fundraising activities and marketing and communications efforts through print and digital channels. She also oversees all special events planning and coordination of We Raise’s annual Christmas Seals. Prior to We Raise, Anne served as Director of Media Relations and Sports Information for nine years at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill. She graduated from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., with a bachelor’s of communications degree and as a student at MSU, Anne worked three seasons with the Spartan ice hockey program and enjoyed a trip to the NCAA Championships in 1989. An avid dog lover and fan of the TV show Friends, Anne enjoys playing golf, traveling to visit family or any beach destination with her husband, Erik, and watching Michigan football (Go Blue!). She is the proud stepmom of Alex and attends St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Geneva, Ill. Anne loves any opportunity to visit with We Raise grantees and talk with the inspired, faith-filled leaders of the programs. Their passion and dedication for making their communities a healthier place and the creative ways they are doing this work is simply incredible.
Meredith Capocci serves as Senior Accountant and has been at We Raise Foundation since 2016. In this role, she maintains the financial side of the database, coordinates projects under supervision of the Directors of Finance, and assists with the audit and budget processes. Prior to We Raise, Meredith worked in the healthcare industry, and in public accounting. She graduated from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill., with a degree in accounting and is registered in the State of Illinois as a Certified Public Accountant. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys traveling, spending time with her three grandchildren, gardening, antique shopping, and reading. She attends Bloomingdale Church. Meredith is inspired by the visits to the grantees where one sees firsthand the We Raise support as being the hands and feet of Jesus to a weary world.
Director of Finance
Matt Croll shares Director of Finance duties at We Raise Foundation and oversees the accounting and finance functions. He has served in various accounting roles across multiple industries throughout his career, including more than eight years in nonprofit financial management. Matt graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., with a master’s degree in business administration. He is registered Certified Public Accountant. When Matt is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sandi, and two daughters, and competing in Masters Track and Field events. Matt derives inspiration from the positive impact that the We Raise Grantees have on individuals in their communities every day.
Manager of Development Services
Jennifer Sievers serves as Manager of Development Services at We Raise Foundation and in this role handles database management, oversees gift entry and acknowledgement, and provides data and reports for many departments and vendor partners. Jenn joined the staff in 2006 as a seasonal member of the advancement department and joined the team permanently in fall 2007. Prior to that, she worked as a researcher for an IT recruiting firm, as the membership coordinator/database manager at a large church, and as the newsletter editor and database manager for an award-winning men’s a cappella choir. Jenn graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., with a degree in environmental studies. She and her husband, Steve, have two daughters and in her spare time, Jenn enjoys reading, sewing, and spending time with family and friends. She has been a volunteer and board member with Stepping Stones for Women of Domestic Violence for over a decade. Jenn loves to talk with We Raise donors who call the office and share their excitement of supporting our grantees and the people their gifts impact. Visits to grant recipients always inspire her and provide her with more to share with donors.
Director of Finance
Sandi Croll shares the Director of Finance duties at We Raise Foundation and oversees the accounting and finance functions. She has served in various accounting roles throughout her career and has had the opportunity to work with companies of various sizes within a variety of industries, including nonprofit organizations. Sandi graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill., with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. A licensed Certified Public Accountant, outside of work Sandi enjoys spending time with her family, working out, and traveling. She is inspired by the work of the We Raise grantees and the hope that they put out into the world.