Cheri Hill had been a friend and supporter of For Kids Foundation for years (remember our annual Wine & Cheese events?) when she joined our Board of Directors in 2018. When our beloved Founder Earl Nielsen retired from position as Board Chair in 2019, Cheri stepped up to serve.
Under her leadership, she fortified our organization’s infrastructure, introduced us to and onboarded new Board members, and worked to share our mission with her business community contacts. She led us through the darkest months of 2020, helping us pivot as we moved into our “new normal.” It was Cheri’s connections that brought For Kids Foundation to GratisGives, a program offering business owners savings on merchant processing fees which they can pass on to support local nonprofits.
We are forever grateful for her belief in our mission of serving the kids who fall through the cracks of other programs and thank her for her years of service.
Knowing he has some very big shoes to fill, Cesar Quintanilla, long-time Board member, will now take the reins as our Board Chair. As a new father to a sweet baby and liaison to the Latino community, Cesar’s work and life experiences offer unique perspectives to understanding the needs of the kids we serve. We at For Kids Foundation are excited for our future under Cesar’s leadership as word of our mission grows and we serve more children in need.
Thank you, Both, for continually working hard to change the lives of children in Northern Nevada.