Since July 2021, Nicole Burgess has been in the role of Ambassador Chair and has played a key part in the Chamber’s success. Nicole is the Donor Relations Manager at the Riverside Healthcare Foundation, where she has overseen fundraising and event planning since March 2021. Her fundraising efforts for the Riverside Foundation help to make sure that the Kankakee County residents have access to the most advanced, high quality and accessible healthcare.
Nicole was raised in Beecher, she now resides in Bourbonnais with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, loves to read, go for walks and takes on multiple home projects. Not only does Nicole love spending time in the community, she also shoots competitive archery in her spare time.
Not being afraid to try something new, Nicole’s favorite quote is, “be a voice not an echo,” by Albert Einstein. Being a communication major in college, she has learned that every single person has a different story and perspective. Being shy in high school, she later found her voice, gained confidence, and learned new abilities through her time at Olivet Nazarene University.
Throughout the next year, Nicole looks forward to continuing to plan events for the Riverside Healthcare Foundation. She stated that she loves to learn and believes that other’s feedback and wisdom is essential to personal growth.