Board of Directors
A Board of Directors governs the Elk County CommunityFoundation. It plays a significant role in the Foundation and the board members reflect the various interests of the region, overseeing the operations with integrity, commitment, and vision. As stewards of the Foundation, the board establishes policy, reviews the investment performance of funds, leads the effort to develop assets, and oversees the grant making process. The board makes final decisions on all grants to ensure that the philanthropic wishes of each donor are carried out. Each of the 14 board members is chosen for his or her understanding of community issues and serve a three-year term. They represent a broad base of community support and interest.
The board is voluntary, so the hard work and dedication of it's members are given freely. We are appreciative of the board's commitment and excellence in serving our communities.
2013 Board Officers, from left to right: Jake Meyer Vice President, Rich Smith Secretary, Ham Johnson, Treasurer, Don Valone President
|Board of Directors|
|Donald Valone, President|
|Jake Meyer, Vice-President|
|J.M. Hamlin Johnson, Treasurer|
|Rich Smith, Secretary|
|Paul Bierley||Dan Straub|
|William Conrad||Judy Manno Stager|
|Charles Constable||Charlie Steger|
|John Dippold, III||Fritz Lecker|
|Gennaro Aiello||Barb Duffy|
The Executive Director is hired by, reports to, and is evaluated by the Board of Directors. She is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the Foundations work.
|Paula Fritz Eddy, Executive Director|
|Chris Lampe, Finance Officer|