May 26, 2022
Community Link is excited to announce that Dillan Schorfheide has joined our staff as the communications and development coordinator.
Schorfheide, who grew up in New Baden and attended Wesclin High School, will handle a variety of media and outreach duties. In his position, he will help Community Link spread its message by sharing news and updates through press releases, social media and stories.
As part of the development team, Schorfheide will also be active in event planning and fundraising. He will consistently be in touch with the community and will coordinate with volunteers, especially during the planning and celebration of the Community Link Buddy Walk scheduled for October 8, 2022.
Growing up playing sports and finding a love for writing, Schorfheide obtained a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a focus in sports reporting, from Eastern Illinois University. He began his career as the sport editor for The Sidney Herald in Sidney, Montana where he covered the local sports and schools.
Deciding to return home, Schorfheide said he always wanted to work somewhere where he could help others and have an impact on their lives. Community Link gives him that opportunity. He also had a cousin who participated in Community Link’s programs.
“Dillan has a great talent for writing and a caring heart,” said Michelle Delfel, director of donor engagement at Community Link. “With this combination, we knew he was a perfect fit to gather and share stories about our participants, programs and mission. We will also be working side-by-side, along with volunteers and staff, to plan a fun and successful Buddy Walk this fall.”
Community Link, a non-profit organization and proud United Way member agency, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities through a person-centered approach that promotes self-directed living choices and community integration opportunities. The mission of Community Link is to offer opportunities for growth and independence for people with developmental disabilities. For more information, please visit our website at www.commlink.org.