Board of Directors

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Board Members

The NGCF Board of Directors has 23 members from the North Georgia region. The Board is diverse and provides a wide variety of interests from throughout the region.  Board Members may serve two, three year terms.  The officers of the Foundation are elected every December and serve for one year. 

2016 Executive Board

Daren Wayne,Chair
Radial Property Group, LLC
Commercial Real Estate

Virgilio Perez PascoeVice Chair

Strother Randolph, Past Chair
Insurance Sales
The Norton Agency

Chip FriersonSecretary

Kathy L. Tillman, Treasurer
Certified Public Accountant
Tillman, Bailey, Samples & Associates, LLP

M. Shane Gaddy, CFP®, Investment
Branch Manager/Senior Vice President
The Strong Gaddy Lee Wealth Management Group
of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Julie Ferguson, Program Chair
Retired, Business Intelligence Architect
Northeast Georgia Health System 

Lona Pope, Marketing & Donor Relations Chair
Manager, First Financial and E'arrs, Inc.

Rusty Hopkins, Operations Chair
Certified Public Accountant
Bates, Carter, & Co., LLP

Tim Darrah, Board Development Chair

 2016 Board

Jeff Ash

Phill Bettis

Lance Carpenter

Rob Fowler

Ronnie Hopkins

Jay Jacobs

Tracy Jordan

Bethany Magnus

Donna Mayo

Mary Helen McGruder

Phillippa Lewis Moss

Joy Purcell

Kevin Tallant



Impacting Communites in North Georgia & Beyond

The Community Foundation serves our 15 county North Georgia region and beyond, encouraging philanthrophy, supporting nonprofits and giving donors a way to improve the quality of life in our region for this and future generations.

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