Those newly serving the board include attorneys Armen Baghdasarian of the Glendale firm Irsfeld, Irsfeld & Younger LLP and Charles L. LeCroy III with Baker, Olson, LeCroy & Danielian, also located in Glendale. Joining them is Lee Wochner of Counterintuity LLC, a full-service creative marketing company in Burbank.
Robert Knauf, of Arroyo Insurance, has taken the lead as Board President. As a member of the Board of Directors since 2005 and a Glendale resident, Knauf’s goals are to focus on closer relations with businesses and corporations.
“The Foundation's role in our community is to assist individuals and businesses with their philanthropy and we want to get this message to those who may not be aware of the Foundation's work,” he said in a statement.
Ernest P. Burger, an attorney and Glendale resident with Burger Law Group in Burbank serves as Vice President. Serving as CFO and Secretary are Eric Ashton Jr., Glendale attorney, and Mary Ann Plumley, former Glendale City mayor, respectively. The four lead the activities of 18 fellow directors who all serve on a volunteer basis.
The CFV was established in 1956 as a 501.c.3 public nonprofit to cover Burbank, Glendale, and the Foothill communities of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, and Verdugo City.
The organization provides individuals and businesses with options for donating to community causes and also manages donor-advised funds. The foundation also oversees endowments for nonprofits through agency funds but is best known for grants that are issued to nonprofits in a competitive application process.