Alexa took the post of CEO in July of 2005, during the Foundation's 16th year of operations. Under her leadership the Foundation has brought in more than $30 million, and increased assets under management from $2 million to more than $10 million. During that time the granting capabilities have increased tremendously granting more than $3 million a year to 500 local, national and international charities. In addition to asset growth, Alexa expanded the Foundation’s core services to include community capacity building for the nonprofit sector; establishing the region’s only nonprofit council "North Valley Nonprofit Council”. The Foundation then launched the largest discretionary grant program in the North State, called "Annie B's Community Drive”, and the programs first five years ('07-'11) NVCF has granted more than $5 million to participating organizations.
During White's time at the North Valley Community Foundation she has greatly improved the systems behind our accounts payable process, payroll, quarterly reports to clients as well as grant programs, including but not limited to, Annie B's Community Drive. Karen's meticulous work ethic and dedication to benefiting our communities is a tremendous asset to our team.