Executive Director

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 background in building robust partnerships and innovative programs.

Kate is also the Community Development Coordinator for the Illinois Valley Community Development Organization and the Chair of the Three Rivers School Board. Additionally, she serves on the boards of the Takilma Community Association and UCAN.

A resident of the Illinois Valley for 25 years, Kate previously operated Kate Dwyer Catering. Her husband Mark Dwyer owns and operates Country Plumbing. They have two sons, Liam, a student at Columbia University, and Owen, a student at Illinois Valley High School through June of 2019.

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.”