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Forward Janesville Ambassadors

Who are the Ambassadors?
The Ambassadors are a group of approximately 40+ volunteers who represent Forward Janesville by building connections with members. They can be found at all FJI events to make introductions, answer questions, promote our mission and welcome you with a smile (Look for the volunteers in RED!).

How does this benefit me and my business?
As a member of Forward Janesville, your business/organization is assigned an Ambassador. He/she is your liaison to Forward Janesville and will provide you with important updates, remind you about upcoming events, answer questions about the benefits of your membership, and much more. Your Ambassador is your personal information source for anything Forward Janesville related!

Who can join?
Any Forward Janesville member in good standing can interview with members of the Leadership Team to be considered as an Ambassador.

When does the group meet?
The Ambassador meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month and alternate between 12:00 pm, and 4:00 pm (meetings last approximately 1 hour).

Is your company interested in having a Forward Janesville Ambassador representative?
Download our application form and contact Megan Matuszeski at or Terri Moldenhauer (Recruitment Leader) representing Hagen CPA at

Ambassador Quick Links

Red Wear Order Form
2022-2023 Pledge Form

Click below to donate directly to the Grant Program via Paypal:

Meet Our Ambassadors

What motivated you to become an Ambassador?
Community involvement, helping local businesses grow, and (of course) to have fun!

What is your favorite thing about Janesville?
Location. I love having access to the entertainment and conveniences of the surrounding cities, but I more so appreciate the peaceful communities that the Janesville region offers. Oh, plus the Rock River and surrounding lakes are a bonus.

If there is one area of change in Janesville that you could influence, what would it be?
I would like to be a part of the continued growth of the downtown area, because there is no better place to bring the community together. How outstanding would it be to see that continuous improvement reaching the community’s goal in my lifetime.

What are your favorite hobbies?
I am happy doing anything competitive and outdoors! Especially hunting, fishing, running, hiking, golf and playing other sports.

Tell us about your family.
My parents live in Potsi with our 11-year-old golden doodle, Charlie. I have a soon to be married older brother and a younger brother attending UW-Platteville. Last but not least, Nicole my kind hearted girlfriend, who lives with me here in Janesville.

Schneider Funeral Directors, Inc. | 1800 E. Racine Street

Caravel Autism Health | 519 Midland Court

Kip's White Dog Inn | 2400 E. Manogue Road, Milton

Bob Clapper Automotive | 3601 E. Milwaukee Street

Janesville Community Center | 305 Lincoln Street

Here are just a few ways in which the FJI Ambassadors give back to the community:

  • Summer 2020: Forward Janesville Ambassadors embarked on a 30/$30 Challenge to increase their Grant Program. They raised $4,794. And in September 2020, they raised another $750 bringing their total to $5544, leaving a mere $456 left to raise for 2020. And they are not stopping there. Check back for end of year totals!
  • Spring 2019: Ambassador Volunteers read at Monroe Elementary as part of the Read Across America Day celebration.
  • Fall 2017: Volunteered with ECHO's school supply distribution.
  • Spring 2017: Volunteered for Earth Day by picking up trash along the Ice Age Trail.
  • Winter 2016: Awarded the Ambassador Community Grant to Community Action of Rock & Walworth Counties to support their Fatherhood Initiative.
  • Winter 2016: Volunteered with ECHO for their holiday toy distribution.
  • Winter 2015: Awarded GIFTS Men's Shelter the first Ambassador Community Grant.
  • Winter 2015: Volunteered with ECHO organizing their food pantry and labeling canned food.
  • Winter 2014: Volunteered by singing Holiday Carols at 10 area businesses to bring holiday joy in our community.
  • Winter 2014: Volunteered with ECHO organizing their food pantry and labeling canned food.

Forward Janesville Ambassadors show up everywhere! Is your business next?