Margarita is a long-time resident of Ligonier and has most recently relocated to Wawaka. She has an associate degree in accounting from International Business College and a Bachelor of General Studies from Indiana University at Fort Wayne. Margarita has been with the foundation since August 2002. She began her career as the Foundation’s program assistant in the Celebrate Diversity Project, shortly after, she became the director of the project and later the CFNC Program Director. Margarita’s strong sense of community is driven by her work with the CFNC.

In her current role as Program Director, Margarita oversees the grant-making activities of the foundation and provides direction and support to the foundation’s grant making program, according to policies, procedures, goals, and objectives established by the Board of Directors. Margarita also assists with PULSE (Philanthropists Utilizing Lifelong Service & Education), the youth philanthropy group of the Foundation.