Washington County Community Foundation Board Adds Two New Members
Two new board members were added to the Board of Directors of the Washington County Community Foundation at the 19th annual membership meeting of the Foundation. Karen Davis and Reta Haub will replace retiring board members Sally Hattabaugh and Pat Shrum.
Retiring Board Members:
Pat has been a very dedicated, conscientious board member. During Pat’s service, she has enjoyed several aspects of serving on the Washington County Community Foundation Board of Directors, including:
1. Working with other board members whose wholehearted desire is to improve the quality of life for everyone in Washington County.
2. Witnessing the generosity of the citizens of Washington County and hearing their stories.
3. Learning about the scope of the Foundation, which extends far beyond her initial concept that the Foundation just did scholarships. Now she knows that the Foundation is so much more.
Sally too has been a dedicated board member, giving much of her time and working on committees to better our community.
Sally now admits that when she was first asked to serve on the Board of Directors many years ago the Foundation was in its infancy and she naively turned them down, not realizing what the Foundation would one day become. She is very grateful that she did say yes to them the second time.
Sally has enjoyed her time on the Board of Directors. It has been rewarding to her to serve on a board for an organization that is truly dedicated to the betterment of Washington County. She has enjoyed working with the other board members and believes that the Washington County Community Foundation is truly the best thing that Washington County has.
New Board Members:
Karen is retired from the Salem Community School System after working for 33 years as a Speech/Language Therapist and teacher for students with special needs. She is excited about joining the Foundation’s Board of Directors, “This will be a new experience. I first became aware of the Foundation through the Salem Community Schools Giving Tree. Also, I appreciate the opportunity the Foundation offers for honoring loved ones who have passed away with a memorial gift. I love the Apples program because teachers do need to be appreciated and acknowledged but often they do not need more “stuff". The Apples program allows teachers to be honored but the gift benefits many others.”
Reta is currently employed at PNC Bank, where she is serving as Vice President and Branch Manager of the Salem Main Office. She has worked in the banking industry since 1973. Reta served on the Chamber Board of Directors for 8 years (four of those years she served as Treasurer.) She is currently a member of the Hospital Foundation Board. “I am truly honored to serve on the board of the WCCF. Helping the foundation strengthen our community through giving is something that I feel strongly about. I am really excited to start working with this great organization.”
The Washington County Community Foundation has a board of 18. In addition to Haub and Davis, the following also serve on the Board of Directors: Sam Barnett, Shirley Batt, Janet Bowling, Adrian Brown, Dottie Brown, Marvin Clark, Rita Elliott, Sue Hawkins, Judy Hedrick, Steve Miller, David Morris, Jeanette Nolan, John Roberts, Oliver Sizemore, Jeff Souder and Andrew Wright.
The Washington County Community Foundation will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundations has issued over $3.1 million to Washington County and has secured over $6.8 million from outside resources for our community.
The mission of the Washington County Community Foundation is to engage people, build resources and strengthen our community.