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Board & Staff


Board of directors 2015/2016


  • Ron Peterson - Chair
  • Scott Pieper - Vice Chair 
  • Sonja Garcia - Secretary
  • PJ Gardner - Treasurer


  • Mario Hernandez
  • David Kennedy
  • Cathy Valdes


our commitment to leadership

The Conn Memorial Foundation seeks to build its board by recruiting private individuals who represent the community and focus areas of the Foundation with a commitment to diversity and skills that will best serve our mission.


  • Sheff Crowder, President
  • Beth Doyle, Grant Director



“We should so live and labor in our timesthat what came to us as seed may go to the nextgeneration as blossom, and what came to us asblossom may go to them as fruit.  This expressesthe true spirit in the love of mankind.” 

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)


Big Sister and Little Sister match at the Florida Aquarium


Sheff Crowder, President of the Conn Memorial Foundation, and a new friend at Sulphur Springs Elementary