March 13, 2018 — “I lost my dad to suicide in 2011 and I would like to take
this perfect opportunity to direct the $2,000 in honor of my dad, Gary
Brown, to the Oak Ridge Mental Health Wellness Fund,” said Andrea
Howard, Marshall Foundation Board of Trustee. Tifany Wong, an Oak Ridge
High School junior, established the fund at the El Dorado Community Foundation
after launching an initiative to reduce teenage suicide in local schools.”
I couldn’t save my dad, but my dad and his ‘little girl’
(as he always called me) are helping a young lady save someone else,”
Andrea Howard, Principal Planner at Parker Development Company and Marshall
Foundation Board of Trustee, has been named the Marshall Foundation Trustee
of the Year (TOY). In the spirit of making a difference in our community
through volunteerism, the foundation recognizes extraordinary passion
and excellence each year.
The purpose of the award is to allow the TOY award recipient to designate
$2,000 to a health care organization of their choice in the community.
These funds will demonstrate the compassion of our trustees in caring
about the citizens of our community by directly benefiting their needs.
Andrea’s passion for our community is tremendous and demonstrated
daily through her generous time and treasure. She supports a number of
charitable organizations and serves on the non-profit boards for the Boys
and Girls Club El Dorado County Western Slope; El Dorado County Chamber
of Commerce Economic Development Corporation; El Dorado Hills Endowment
Cabinet; Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference; and the Center
for Violence Free Relationships. Andrea joined the Marshall Foundation
Board of Trustees in 2014 and currently serves on the Executive Committee,
Annual Funding Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and the Bob West
Drive for Marshall Golf Committee.
“It is our honor to recognize Andrea as one of our great leaders,”
said Executive Director, Karen Good. “Thank you, Andrea, for your
example in leadership and courage. We are proud of you and privileged
to recognize you with this special award.”
The visionary leaders of Marshall Foundation have provided assistance for
the pressing healthcare needs of the community for over 43 years. Your
support stays local, and serves those on the Western Slope of El Dorado County.
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