Zosia Eppensteiner, CEO of the Community Foundation of Marquette County, was raised in Gdansk, Poland. She holds Master’s degrees in Math Education and Sociology from the University of Gdansk. In June 2005, she relocated to Marquette, MI.
Eppensteiner joined the Foundation staff in 2013, and served in administrative and finance capacities, before being promoted to CEO in 2020. She has more than eight years of experience in the banking industry, having served as a Customer Service Manager at Wells Fargo Bank and First Merit Bank. From 2010 to 2017, she taught Math as an adjunct professor at Northern Michigan University.
Her work is motivated by a desire to strengthen communities through cross-sector partnerships, as well as achieve long-term, sustainable impact through meaningful investment in community.
Eppensteiner is a 2019 graduate of Lake Superior Community Partner Leadership Academy and the Council of Michigan Foundations’ Mentee Program. She serves on the Council of Michigan Foundations’ Community Foundation Committee, as well as the Marquette Food Co-Op Board of Directors, including its Finance, Governance and DEI committees. In 2021, Eppensteiner served on the Michigan Nonprofit Association BIPOC Census Regional Outreach Task Force and the Council on Foundations’ National Standards Review Committee.
Eppensteiner and her husband, Eric, live in Marquette. They enjoy spending time outdoors with their son, Max, and their dog, Nala.