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Derek Schnarr

Derek and his wife Christina founded the Balance & Believe Foundation in 2007. Since it's inception, the Foundation has given back over $250,000 to the local community and causes. Derek is passionate about driving Cancer Research, and has established a great relationship with the Badger Challenge and the UW Carbone Cancer Center.


Zach Gaugert
Executive Director

Zach was elected Executive Director of the Balance & Believe Foundation in December of 2022. Zach attended Marquette University, where he received a degree in Entrepreneurship from the College of Business Administration. He pursued a career playing professional golf for five years after graduation, and recently moved back to Madison, WI.

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Van Stoutt
Lead Corporate Fundraiser

Van is a staple in the Madison, WI community having served as the Sports Director at WISC TV for 20 years. Van is passionate about helping give back to the community he has called home for over 40 years. Through Van's help, the Foundation has established relationships with local business in the Madison community that drive the fundraising efforts of the Foundation.

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