Community is the Legacy of giving
However, a more important measure has been the dedication and support of our outstanding board members and advisors; they are listed on the fourth page of this report.
It is with great pride that the Board of the Sonoma Valley Fund issues its first annual report to the community. The community response to the benefits of having a fund whose Board is comprised of Sonoma Valley residents and whose goal is to support Sonoma Valley nonprofits through the creation of a permanent endowment fund has far exceeded our expectations. The financial information on this page is an important measure of our first year success.
The Sonoma Valley Fund is an affiliate of Community Foundation Sonoma County. Our success would not have been possible without its support.
Donors have confidence that their funds will be professionally managed by the Community Foundation’s Investment Advisory Committee. Donors receive expert advice on the most beneficial ways to make gifts that would benefit Sonoma Valley nonprofits and other charities of importance to them.
Several nonprofits elected to become partners with the Sonoma Valley
Fund and more will join in 2008. The Boys & Girls Club Valley of the Moon, Vintage House and the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art are partners. Their endowment or special funds are invested by the Community Foundation.
The Sonoma Valley Fund helps explain endowment giving to their members and supporters, thus helping to build the partners’ endowment program.
Our major goals for 2008 are to significantly increase the Valley’s understanding of the mission and goals of the Sonoma Valley Fund and to focus our resources on an important community need, the gang prevention initiative.
A special thanks to our donors who are listed to the right. Please contact us about joining them in 2008. Visit our website, www.sonomavalleyfund.org, or call me at (707) 939-1522.
Whitney Evans, Board President