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Who We Are

The Whittier Community Foundation was founded in 2005 to raise funds that will be used to educate, inspire and advance the community for the greatest common good. Annual fundraising campaigns are focused on special projects that are identified by the board to benefit the entire community. Money is raised through private donations, grants, and fundraisers such as our Boots, Beer & BBQ, Whittier 5K Spooktacular Run/Walk, and Dancing with the Whittier Stars.


Mission Statement

To support community services activities for the education and enjoyment of the Whittier Community and to develop funding for new community services programs.


Whittier Community Foundation Board

Executive Board

Chris Hardeman – President

Dr. Manuel Urteaga – 1st Vice President

R.D. McDonnell – 2nd Vice President

Jeff Lopez – Treasurer

Erin Hamilton – Secretary

Rudy Hernandez - Past President

Board Members

Jeff Brauckmann

Carol Crosby

Mike Gimbel

David Gonzalez

Shannon Gimbel-Hammer

Greg Gunter

Bruce Lazenby

Jeff Lopez

LaDonna Munier

Irene Rasmussen

Virginia Santana