CCF Honors Past Directors
Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF) is honoring past Board of Directors Genna Hurst and Allen Breed by designating them as Director(s) Emeritus.
In 1999, Genna Hurst, a long-time West Point resident, and friend Beth Childs, decided to explore the creation of a community foundation for Calaveras County. Their goal was to create a legacy of charitable giving which wuld connect local philanthropists with local nonprofit organizations. An informal committee of interested, dedicated, local residents formed the first Board of Directors, by-laws were adopted and the Calaveras Community Foundation was formed. Due to Genna’s foresight and forward thinking, CCF has been in continuous operation ever since.
Allen Breed, a long-time Calaveras resident and highly regarded leader in the criminal justice system, joined the CCF Board in 2006. Always an active Board member and leader, Allen helped guide the organization through its efforts to increase donations to the organization. In particular, his work with Rich Hoffman, the Jackson Rancheria Casino and Hotel CEO, resulted in the Rancheria becoming the largest cash donor to CCF.
“Allen and Genna were the heart and soul of the organization and our Board wanted to honor Genna and Allen for their years on our Board” said CCF Treasurer Brent Harrington. “It is through efforts like theirs that CCF, since 2001, has been able to issue $575,000 in grants.”