Peter Schindler of Community West Foundation Elected to Cornucopia's Board of Trustees
Peter Schindler, senior program officer at Community West Foundation has been elected to the board of trustees at Cornucopia, Inc.
Cornucopia, Inc. operates Nature’s Bin, a full-service natural and organic foods market located in Lakewood, Ohio. This natural foods market serves as a training site for a unique and successful program that provides vocational training leading to employment for people with disabilities.
Schindler will serve a three-year term and assist in community outreach for Cornucopia. In addition, he will communicate with members of the business community and civic organizations regarding Cornucopia’s mission to help people with disabilities develop their skills, confidence and workplace potential.
“We are honored to welcome Peter to the board of trustees,” stated Scott Duennes, executive director of Cornucopia/Nature’s Bin. “Cornucopia and Nature’s Bin have been a part of our local community for 36 years and we are privileged to work with leaders such as Peter whose support and dedication help keep our programs and mission alive,” added Duennes.
Schindler has more than 10 years experience in strategic planning, community affairs and grant writing. In his current role, Schindler manages community grant making programs and serves as a community liaison as well as working on donor relations and strategic planning for Community West Foundation.
Schindler holds degrees in Religious Studies and Psychology, and also serves on the board of Malachi House (Hospice).
About Nature’s Bin:
Nature’s Bin, a full-service natural and organic foods market located in Lakewood, Ohio, is operated by the nonprofit, Cornucopia, Inc. This natural foods market serves as a training site for a unique and successful program that provides vocational training leading to employment for people with disabilities. Programs hosted at Nature’s Bin serve people with a wide range of severe disabilities including developmental disabilities, autism, mental illness, visual, speech and hearing impairments, and injuries resulting from accident or illness. What distinguishes the programs at Nature’s Bin from other training facilities is the real-work learning environment. Trainees work side-by-side with staff members in all aspects of retail service, facing the challenges and rewards of competitive employment in a caring, supportive atmosphere. Cornucopia/Nature’s Bin has been serving people with disabilities for over 35 years.