Passing the Baton:

The Foundation elects a new President

In October, long-time Woodside resident and community powerhouse, Diane Talbert passed the WCF President’s baton to Marsha BonDurant. For the last four years, Diane has served as the Foundation’s President during which time she presided over an extensive update and overhaul of the Foundation’s organizational structure.

During her tenure, the Foundation launched a brand-new website which allows donors to make safe and secure online donations, streamlined the process for adding new Funds, stepped up Board involvement, and worked diligently to make the Foundation’s accounting processes more transparent.

As Diane says, “The best part of the last four years has been the opportunity to really get to know our amazing Fund Liaisons better. The projects they support are truly extraordinary, and I am proud to say that each and every one makes Woodside a better place.“ Diane will remain an active member of the Foundation’s energetic Board of Directors.

No stranger to community activism, and well-known around town for her dedication to the Woodside Library and the Woodside School and Woodside High School Foundations (to name a few of her many good causes), new Board President Marsha BonDurant brings her wealth of experience in marketing and graphic design to the Foundation.

When asked what’s on her WCF “to do” list for the coming year, Marsha says, “I hope to continue Diane’s work of building community by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about, and identifying important community issues. I’m discovering that the concept of a Community Foundation can feel a bit abstract and hard to define so I would like to encourage awareness of us as a Woodside Community Resource; a steady source of support or supply, information or expertise.”

“Through the Woodside Community Grant Project, I discovered how the Foundation works with people with a variety of interests and concerns to realize their visions. I encourage you to contact us with your ideas!”

Marsha BonDurant