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The Governance/Nominating Committee on behalf of the Board supports the long-term effectiveness of the Board and Board operations by recommending best practices in governance to the Board to fulfill the Foundation’s mission and vision and the long-term viability of the Board.  The Committee also supports the long-term effectiveness of the Board by overseeing a process of nominating well-qualified candidates for Board and Committee memberships and Board officer positions.

Robert Bishopp, Chairman

Shelley L. Bennett, Vice Chairman

Michael Bibin, Secretary

Mark Hurtubise, President & CEO

The Finance/Investment Committee monitors on behalf of the Board and oversees, guides and supports the efforts of the President/CEO and staff in assuring that the Foundation is in good fiscal health.  The Committee works with staff to develop effective financial and investment policies consistent with the Foundation’s mission and vision.  The Foundation’s good fiscal health involves three distinct areas of responsibility:  finance and accounting, investments, and the annual independent audit. 

Charlie Nipp, Chairman

 Michael Bibin

Robert Blume

Robert Cole

Loran Graham

Chandra Schumacher

Garry Shea

Bill Simer

Jan Tymesen

The Gift Planning Committee monitors on behalf of the Board and oversees, guides and supports the efforts of the President/CEO and staff in assuring that the Foundation has the financial resources to carry out its mission and vision. 

Scott Jones, Chairman

Patricia McRae, Vice Chairman


K. Duane Brelsford

Jeffery Crandall

Joseph Dinnison

Ryan Douglas

Candace Godwin

David Green

Robert Larson

Stephanie Taylor

The Grants Committee monitors on behalf of the Board and oversees guides and supports the efforts of the President/CEO and staff in recommending to the Board grant awards that fulfill the Foundation’s mission and vision.  Grants are the end result of fundraising, investment of funds and community study.  Grants that positively impact the community are one of the true measures of a successful community foundation.

Betsy Wilkerson, Chairman

Janice Baldwin, Vice Chairman

Terrie Ashby-Scott

Margaret Bruya

Ben Cabildo

Susan Cerutti-Jensen

Karl Dye

Paul Kimmell

Barb Richardson

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