Bell Tower Community Foundation

The Bell Tower Community Foundation was established in 1986 to promote and accept financial gifts to be used for the enhancement of the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower.  The foundation is responsible for setting the hours of operation, admission charges, marketing and staffing and receives funding from the City of Jefferson and Greene County Supervisors.  The Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce promotes the Tower as a tourist attraction and economic stimulus for the area. The foundation works with the Greene County Board of Supervisors to determine maintenance needs. The City of Jefferson is represented on the board providing coordination of services.

Bell Tower Community Foundation Board of Directors – 2020

  • Carole Custer, President
  • Pete Bardole, Vice-President & Greene County Board of Supervisors rep
  • Peg Raney, Secretary
  • Bob Schwarzkopf, Treasurer
  • Jean Feldmann
  • Tim Christensen, Greene County Community Schools rep
  • Nancy Gerken
  • Wendy Vander Linden
  • Don Van Gilder
  • Jefferson City Council rep

Below is a list of the Bell Tower Community Foundation directors from 1983 to present.  Representatives of the Jefferson City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Supervisors and Greene County Schools have served.

  • Jim Daubendiek
  • Fred Muth
  • Roger Lenz
  • Don Orris
  • Jan McDermott
  • Dick Crayne
  • Frank Tucker
  • Charlie Davis
  • Jed Magee
  • Doug Rieder
  • Sandy Ehrig
  • Darla Vander Platts
  • Doug Carman
  • Marie Smith
  • Bill Monroe
  • Becky Greiner
  • Francis Cudahy
  • Tim Moerman
  • Larry Thomsen
  • Tom Yepsen
  • Keri Brooker
  • Linda Grunsted
  • Joss Walter
  • Lori Mannel
  • Doris Albrecht
  • Doug Pals
  • Dick Bentz
  • Dan Chargo
  • Shirley Hostetler
  • Alan Jensen
  • Sheryl Sloan
  • Delores Anderson
  • Carson Griffith
  • Bill Raney
  • Rolfe Blaess
  • Todd Madsen
  • Cathy Proctor
  • Elmer Eggimann
  • Amy Milligan
  • Jerry Roberts
  • Bob Owens
  • Mary Jane Fields
  • Jody Custer
  • Ken Paxton
  • Barb Walker
  • Amanda Chapman
  • Lisa Jaskey
  • Chris Henning
  • Guy Richardson
  • Craig Berry