Executive Director, Jenny Koch
Jenny moved to Dixon in 1983. At that time, her father, Darryl Vandervort, began his career at KSB Hospital. Jenny went through the Dixon Public Schools system, graduating from Dixon High School in 1994. After high school she attended and graduated with an associates degree Sauk Valley Community College. At that time she attended Northern Illinois University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Accounting in December 1998. She passed her CPA exam subsequent to graduation and practiced as a CPA for Wipfli, LLP in Dixon before making the move to United Way of Lee County in July 2014. Jenny was very familiar with UWLC as she previously served on the board of directors from 2004 - 2009, serving in the capacity of treasurer for 3 years and campaign co-chair for 2 years.
Jenny previously served on the board of Dixon Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the Sauk Valley Community College Foundation Board. She is also a member of Dixon Rotary.
She lives in Dixon with her husband, Gary Koch, and 2 stepdaughters, Karly 22 and Kacey 18. Both girls are graduates of Dixon High School. Karly is a Sauk alumini and Kacey will begin Sauk this year. Her husband is a graduate of Amboy High School and works for IDOT as a highway maintainer.