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Foundation Appoints New Board Chair

Sean Varner has been named Chair of the Board of the Directors of The Community Foundation effective January 1, 2017. Varner succeeds outgoing Chair, Phil Savage, IV. The Foundation also welcomes the addition of five new board members who will serve four-year terms.

“We are very excited to have Mr. Varner as our new Board Chair and to add five exceptional leaders to our Board,” said Dr. Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba, President and CEO of The Community Foundation. “Each new board member brings additional knowledge, skills and and experiences to the Foundation. They will help us continue to build a culture of philanthropy in the vast two-county region we serve.”

Sean Varner is managing partner of Varner & Brandt LLP in Riverside and has been a Board Member of The Community Foundation for seven years. As a corporate and transactional attorney, he specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business strategy, real estate strategy, and general counsel work. Mr. Varner enjoys serving the community by supporting various charitable organizations throughout the Inland region.

The Community Foundation’s Board Officers for 2017-2019 are:

Chair: Sean Varner, Varner & Brandt LLP
Vice Chair: J. Sergio Bohon, Wells Fargo Advisors
Chief Financial Officer: Pat Spafford, Powell and Spafford, Inc.
Secretary: Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds, Brown Publishing & Communications

The Community Foundation is grateful for the service of outgoing members: Glenda Bayless, Bayless Accountancy Corporation; James Cuevas, CEO of JJC Project Management Group; Kirk Harns, President of Pacific Hydrotech Corporation; and Matt Pim, President and CEO of Riverside Construction Company, Inc.