Leadership

CBCF 9 About Us 9 Leadership

Board of Directors

The Foundation is currently managed by a 21 member board of directors. At least two board members serve from each of the seven counties; members are chosen for their leadership and philanthropy in the Coastal Bend. Current members include:

Aransas County
Paula Dean
Amanda Kellar

Bee County
Laura Fischer
Kirkby Townsend, CPA (Investment Chair)

Jim Wells County
Osbert Blow, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
Hon. Karin Knolle (Vice Chair)

Kleberg County
James H. Clement III
Brad Womack

Nueces County
Pamela Leming Brower, CPA (Treasurer/Finance Chair)
Sarah Fisher (Scholarship Chair)
Ken Griffin
Al Jones
Richard L. Leshin (Secretary)
Hon. Joe McComb
Richard F. Scanio (Chair)
C. Michelle Unda (Grants Chair)
Karen O’Connor Urban (Past Chair)

Refugio County
Hon. Louise N. Aduddell
Hon. Deborah Bauer

San Patricio County
Nathan Taggart
Kelly Whatley

Staff

Karen W. Selim, JD
President & CEO
kselim@cbcfoundation.org

Alyssa Monette, MAcc, CPA
Financial Director
amonette@cbcfoundation.org

Tracy M. Ramirez
Operations/Coastal Bend Day of Giving Director
tramirez@cbcfoundation.org

Krystal E. Thomasson
Marketing/Communications Director
kthomasson@cbcfoundation.org

Lari D. Young, Ph.D.
Office Manager
lyoung@cbcfoundation.org

MISSION AND VISION

The Mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend by building community endowment and addressing social, educational, environmental, and cultural needs through the awarding of grants and scholarships.

The Foundation’s Vision is to provide the Coastal Bend with:

  • Efficient gift options to meet donors’ charitable wishes
  • Effective grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to students
  • Ethical leadership to promote and enhance area philanthropy

Grants

Scholarships

CB Day of Giving

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