Koehn appointed to help run The Community Table

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The former executive director of Sculpture Tour Eau Claire is now helping to run a non-profit that helps provide meals to people who could use a little help.

On Tuesday morning, The Community Table announced in a statement that Michelle Koehn is the organization's new executive director. She started in the position on Nov. 1. The announcement comes at a time when the organization is dealing with a drop in donations and an increase in the number of people it serves. Tuesday's statement said that the group is currently in the red and seeking donations to support its mission: reducing food insecurity in the area. The organization runs on a budget of nearly $400,000. Individual donations and grants account for most of its funding.

Koehn is a Regis High School graduate who has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She worked in corporate communications in New York and San Francisco before helping to run the sculpture tour. Julie Pangallo is listed on that organization's website as its executive director. Rachel Keniston, who served as executive director at The Community Table for eight years, announced in Dec. 2015 that she was retiring.

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