Our Committees

Our committees offer leadership and guidance for our operations.

Audit Committee

Oversees the annual independent audit of CFTB to include approving the scope of the audit to be performed, monitoring and reviewing audit conclusions, and reporting those conclusions to the Finance Committee.

  • Dick Dobkin, Chair
  • Christopher Lykes
  • Bob Mohr
  • Andres Prida
  • Nancy Ridenour
  • Scott Robey
  • Joel Shane
  • Donna Longhouse, Ex-Officio
  • Marlene Spalten, Ex-Officio

Donor Development Committee

Responsible for building and nurturing lasting relationships between donors and CFTB and ensuring that there is a comprehensive new donor development and donor stewardship program.

  • Jennifer Williams, Chair
  • Miles Capron
  • Ron Ciganek
  • Ed Koren
  • Lyda Lindell
  • Karen Prevatt
  • Mike Starkey
  • Sue Williams
  • Bill Zewadski
  • Donna Longhouse, Ex-Officio
  • Marlene Spalten, Ex-Officio

Professional Advisory Committee

Responsible for building and nurturing programs for engaging a broad Professional Advisors Network of leading professional advisors in the community who will promote CFTB and encourage and recommend gifts to CFTB through individual and public contacts.

  • Linda Hartley, Chair
  • Julio Castro
  • Darby Jones
  • James Stanger
  • Suzie Ward
  • Donna Longhouse, Ex-Officio
  • Marlene Spalten, Ex-Officio

Executive Committee

Has the powers and authority of the Board of Trustees to act on urgent matters when there is not sufficient time to hold a special Board meeting.  Any action should be subsequently ratified by the Board at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

  • Donna Longhouse, Chair
  • Betty Castor
  • Patricia Douglas
  • Susanna Grady
  • Linda Hartley
  • Bob Mohr
  • Mary Anne Reilly
  • Jennifer Williams
  • Sue Williams
  • Marlene Spalten, Ex-Officio

Finance Committee

Supervises the preparation of the budget for CFTB, sets the annual endowments distribution policy, and reviews for Board approval other financial policy proposals that may come to the Committee’s attention.

  • Bob Mohr, Chair
  • Michael Barrett
  • Phil Casey
  • Betty Castor
  • Hilliard Eure
  • Linda Hanna
  • Ed Koren
  • Joel Shane
  • Donna Longhouse, Ex-Officio
  • Marlene Spalten, Ex-Officio

Governance Committee

Responsible for the identification, cultivation, recruitment, nomination and orientation of new Trustees, the continuing education and evaluation of current Trustees, and the administration, legal aspects, and structure of the organization. The Committee also oversees the annual evaluation of the CEO as prescribed by the          CEO Evaluation Policy and maintains and implements, if necessary, the CEO Succession Plan.

  • Betty Castor, Chair
  • Patricia Douglas
  • Bill Fries
  • Susanna Grady
  • Bob Mohr
  • Donna Longhouse, Ex-Officio
  • Marlene Spalten, Ex-Officio

Grants Committee

Reviews, researchs, and considers requests for distribution of Foundation funds, following guidelines set by the Board of Trustees.

  • Patricia Douglas, Chair
  • Anesta Boice
  • Larry Fasan
  • Elizabeth Frazier
  • Robert Goen
  • Seton Hengesbach
  • Lyda Lindell
  • Don Mastry
  • Kathleen Moore
  • Ellie Paladine
  • Rick Rios
  • Lanse Scriven
  • Juel Smith
  • Donna Longhouse, Ex-Officio
  • Marlene Spalten, Ex-Officio

Investment Committee

Oversees and sets policies for investing the funds and endowments of CFTB, evaluates with the  investment consultant the investment results of the various investment managers on a quarterly basis, and authorizes the engagement of investment managers.

  • Mary Anne Reilly, Chair
  • Phil Casey
  • Jeff Hearn
  • Bob Mohr
  • Andres Prida
  • Gregory A. Rosica
  • Mike Starkey
  • Susan Touchton
  • Donna Longhouse, Ex-Officio
  • Marlene Spalten, Ex-Officio

Marketing/Communications Committee

Serves as an advisory group to the Board and to the Marketing/Communications staff on the marketing and public relations programs of CFTB. 

  • Sue Williams, Chair
  • Bill Fries
  • Lisa  Greene
  • Leslie Laney
  • Sherry Powell
  • Rick Rios
  • James Stanger
  • Letitia Stein
  • Debbie Torres
  • Paul Wilborn
  • Ann Wykell
  • Donna Longhouse, Ex-Officio
  • Marlene Spalten, Ex-Officio