Community Foundation names new officers, board members

The El Dorado Community Foundation Board of Directors recently announced new officers as follows: Board President John Black; Vice President Paul Zappettini; Secretary Charlie Stephens and Treasurer Chris Reeg. Maureen Carter is the past president.

Black has served on the board since January 2007. Black was born in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California Davis with a bachelor’s degree and then in 1975 graduated from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he received the Lou Ashe Legal Medicine Award. Black was admitted to the California State Bar in 1975, and he has been a practitioner of workers’ compensation defense since 1976. He is a co-founder of the firm of Cuneo, Black, Ward and Missler in Sacramento. John is married with two children and he enjoys art, music, reading, sports and travel along with his volunteer work.

The foundation also welcomes three new board members; Jeremy Meyers, Karen Carter-Thomas and Georgianne Knight.

Meyers is employed by the El Dorado County Office of Education as the deputy superintendent, and lives in Cool.

A long-time resident of the county, Carter-Thomas was raised in Rescue and now resides in the Placerville area with her husband and two young children. Carter-Thomas graduated from California State University, Sacramento, and currently combines volunteer work with assisting her husband at their small, local business.

Knight is recently retired after a very successful career in special education and has a long list of awards and certificates witnessing her passion for the education of exceptional children. Knight is married to supervisor John Knight and resides in El Dorado Hills.

The El Dorado Community Foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of strengthening our community both now and for future generations. The foundation solicits and manages charitable gifts through endowed funds. Grants are awarded throughout El Dorado County in support of local students, nonprofit services and programs.

Individuals or organizations interested in learning more about the foundation or how the foundation may be able to help them realize their charitable dreams are invited to contact Bill Roby, executive director, El Dorado Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1388, 3097 Cedar Ravine, Placerville 95667, (530) 622-5621, or [email protected].

Learn more at eldoradocf.org.

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