Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation is committed to our role in the community. But as we always say, behind every successful organization sits a wise and experienced board of directors. While we are sad to see our former board members term out and step out of their leadership roles, we are happy to see them spend time on other things they love as well: family, travel, the great outdoors. We are also extremely grateful to be able to welcome three new board members who have not only excelled in their respective careers and gained invaluable experience, but have also demonstrated dedication to our community through serving on local boards, and offering their skills to the broader community and to individual community members. Please join us as we bid farewell to Steve, Craig, and Mike, and welcome Kelley, Dick, and Kristin.
With gratitude, we say farewell..
Steve Gross served on our board since 2006. In the roles of Investment Committee Chair, Governance Committee, Executive Committee, and Board Chair, Steve provided great leadership and vision. During his tenure, Steve guided a CEO transition and the execution of Community House in Kings Beach. His inclusive and kind demeanor will be missed.
Craig Lundin joined the TTCF Board in 2009. During his time he showed a passion for TTCF’s grant making and community impact. As our most recent Board Chair, Craig led a strategic plan that will serve TTCF well for years to come. Craig is looking forward to more world travel and spending time with his family. We will truly miss his passion for our community.
Mike Sabarese served our board since 2008, and his keen eye for numbers and CPA experience proved a powerful asset in Finance and Investment work. Mike also supported our organization’s sustainability strategy. His quick wit, graciousness, and generosity will be missed. Fortunately, Mike will continue gracing our offices with his presence as he serves on the Audit and Finance Committees.
TTCF happily welcomes…
Kelley R. Carroll joins the TTCF Board with man years of experience serving on several local nonprofit boards including Truckee Donner Land Trust, Friends of the Truckee Library, Sierra Senior Services, and SWEP. He brings this experience to the Governance Committee. Kelley is a Partner and Attorney at Porter Simon where he began in 1991 after practicing in San Francisco. He has earned the highest rating, AV, awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell organization, a rating for attorneys whose legal skills and ethical standards are “very high.” He is a strong supporter of environmental causes and groups that work to strengthen local community and culture.
Dick Gander brings TTCF the experience gained from a career in management consulting and software design for many of the largest global companies. These were complex projects that included business process design, significant change management, and the latest technology. He and his wife Karolyn retired here in 2010, and have been a part of the North Tahoe – Truckee community for over 20 years. A former board member of the Tahoe Donner Association, Dick founded the Tahoe Donner Giving Fund, an Affiliate Fund of TTCF. He is interested in supporting those in need and, as an avid fly fisherman, is also interested in environmental issues, especially dealing with our watersheds.
Kristin York is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked in corporate restructuring and turnarounds. She moved to Truckee with her family in 2001. She is an avid backcountry skier, trail runner, and mountain biker. Kristin is the Business Innovation Director for Sierra Business Council and a Professor of Sustainable Business at Presidio Graduate School. She’s also an elected official on the Board of TDRPD, serves on the Tahoe Food Hub board, as well as a California task force to democratize capital through impact investing. She is excited to help TTCF create a community impact investment model that catalyzes opportunities to develop projects and entrepreneurial ventures.
TTCF believes in strong board governance. If you feel as if your organization’s Board of Directors would benefit from our October four-part Board Governance Workshop Series, stay tuned for mid-September registration! If you’re a community member interested in offering your time and expertise to a local nonprofit board of directors, visit Give Back Tahoe’s online volunteer module to search for organizations that would align with your own community interests. Furthermore, if you’re a Queen of Heart Women’s Fund supporter, fill out an Interest Form for the opportunity to attend the Governance Workshop Series on scholarship!