Executive Director

Kate Dwyer

The board of directors named Kate Dwyer Executive Director for the Four Way Community Foundation in August of 2018. Kate believes passionately in the power of community relationships. She brings to Four Way an energetic approach to outreach and a strong professional background in building robust partnerships and innovative programs.

A resident of the Illinois Valley since 1992, Kate has enjoyed a varied career in community development and nonprofit management. She has a long history of local board service and is currently down to just the one she has been on since 1995, the Takilma Community Association. She previously operated Kate Dwyer Catering. Her husband Mark Dwyer owns and operates Country Plumbing. They have two young adult sons, Liam and Owen.

Kate is proud to serve the Four Way Community Foundation as Executive Director. She says “Four Way makes possible a diverse array of local service projects by leveraging the philanthropic vision of residents of Josephine and western Jackson counties. Through the generosity of the donors and the prudent work of the board, perennial improvements grow. I am pleased to have the opportunity to guide that process.”