Emma Harker

Occupation: Attorney at Terraformation Inc.

Through Emma’s work, she is involved in reforestation and other nature-based solutions that address climate change. As a mother, she is passionate about ensuring that our children have a happy, healthy and sustainable future, which is what drew her to the Boys & Girls Club. If children have access to a safe environment and quality programming, it creates better outcomes not just for the children, but for the community as a whole. She is excited to be a part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend to help children and our community achieve such a future.

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Chris Petty

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend is a very important organization for our community and I am honored to be a part of their Board of Directors. Their focus on bettering the lives of our local communities youth and their families is second to none and very important to me.

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Emilie Tufts

Occupation: Brand Manager

Emilie is a true Oregonian; she grew up in southwest Portland, attended college at the University of Oregon (earning a degree in journalism and environmental studies), and settled in Bend in 2012. She has worked as a graphic designer since moving to Central Oregon during the recession and discovering a passion for helping small businesses with their visual presence. She now works as a designer full time but her main job is being mom to two little boys and a fur boy.

Why I am involved with Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend:

Ever since becoming a parent, she has recognized a lack of support for families in our community. In 2020, she and a small group of moms started a non-profit called Raising Littles Bend, which provides opportunities for connection and community for moms and their children. Wanting to do more, she joined BGCB’s board to help further its mission of providing opportunities for youth in our community to thrive, as well as support for their families.

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Chloe Crabtree

Occupation: Business Development Manager, Pridestaff

Chloe migrated westward in 2015 from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina where she grew up. After traveling around the U.S. raising money for a charity, Chloe finished her degree in Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University where she launched an environmental education program that focused on establishing Learning Gardens at K-8 schools.

Her passion for working with kids led her to serve in a classroom in Portland, OR before moving to Bend in 2019. Over the last decade, she has worked with several non-profits fundraising, event planning, grant writing, or MCing events. After working with Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend in 2021, she fell in love with the organization and ultimately joined the board to help support and further their mission to provide opportunities for youth so they are able to reach their full potential.

When she’s not working or volunteering you can find her writing comedy, binging podcasts, biking, snowboarding, or hiking with her partner and pup.

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Danielle Rosenfield

Occupation: Talent Partner and Operations Program Manager, Twilio

Why I am involved with Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend: It is an honor to serve the Bend community by being a part of the Boys and Girls Club. This organization provides a safe and nurturing environment for kids to learn and grow as they transition into young adults as well as providing much needed support to parents in our community. I look forward to partnering within the community to ensure that Bend families get the support they need to thrive.

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Scott Schaier

Occupation: Police Officer, City of Bend Police Department

Why am I involved with Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend:

As an officer currently assigned to our School Resource Officer Unit, I see firsthand when a child has a place where they feel safe both physically and emotionally their potential is truly unlocked and they can thrive. Central Oregon faces many challenges as we continue to grow and we must ensure we focus our energies in making the youth of our community a top priority. When our kids thrive, we all thrive! Being a part of this amazing organization gives me the opportunity to ensure we are providing the next generation with a bright start.

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Bruce Abernethy

Occupation: Grant Writer, Bend-La Pine Schools

Bruce moved to Bend in 1992 and has been active in a wide range of organizations and causes since then.

He has served in a number of elected positions (Bend City Council, Bend-La Pine School Board, Bend Park and Recreation Board and Central Oregon Community College) as well as on the board of a number of nonprofits including Bend International School, Camp Tamarack, Better Together, Central Oregon FUSE and many others. He is active in Rotary Club of Greater Bend and The Father’s Group.

Currently, he works as a grant writer for Bend-La Pine Schools, a position he has held for 16 years. He attended Swarthmore College with a dual major in
Economics and Political Science and then earned his Masters of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Naomi Morenzoni

Occupation: Senior Vice President of Philanthropy Strategy, Salesforce

Naomi leads Salesforce’s strategic initiatives, community response and philanthropic partnerships.

Naomi is a founding and board member of the Pledge 1% movement of 12,000+ companies around the globe committed to making the community a core stakeholder in their business.

She has spent her career at the intersection of business and social good with positions at Google, Global Philanthropy Forum, and Business for Social Responsibility. Naomi graduated from Vassar College and serves on the board of the Bend Endurance Academy.

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Kristi Kimball

Occupation: Executive Director, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

Kristi Kimball is the Executive Director of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, she worked as an independent consultant to a number of education funders and NGOs ngos on projects including strategic planning and advising, monitoring and evaluation, grant-making support and due diligence, advocacy and policy change work, and grantee network facilitation and support. Her recent clients and partners include: Bay Area Council, Collective Invention, Education Counsel, Education First Consulting, Expeditionary Learning, Foundation Center, Gates Foundation, George Lucas Educational Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kabcenell Foundation, Monitor Institute, National Public Education Support Foundation, and Raikes Foundation.

 

In 2011, Kristi completed an 8-year term as Program Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she managed more than $85 million in grants to improve K-12 education in California and nationwide. As part of the foundation’s “Deeper Learning” strategy to ensure that all students acquire the higher-order skills needed for success in college, careers and life, Kristi led the Proof Points portfolio. This included investments in a national network of model schools and districts, research and evaluation, and communications work to raise awareness of the importance and effectiveness of deeper learning for all students.

 

Earlier in her career, Kristi served in the U.S. Department of Education during the Clinton Administration, in the Education Policy Research Center at the Urban Institute, and in the Education Office of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Kristi Ms. Kimball holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

 

Kristi has served on a number of non-profit boards including:  Grantmakers for Education, Envision Education, and California Charter Schools Association, and she was a participant and member of the California Collaborative on District Reform for a number of years.

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Jim Crowell

Jim has lived in Bend for 73 years and is a graduate of Bend Senior High in 1955. Jim attended the University of Oregon, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1960 and a Master of Science degree in Journalism in 1966. In 1998 Jim received Bend’s Co- Citizen of the Year award for spearheading the restoration of the Old Bend High Gymnasium, the building the Boys & Girls Club resides in today.

A former assistant to the president of Central Oregon Community College, Jim is the author of four plays (three produced) that have been staged in San Francisco, Denver, Eugene, and Bend.  He is also the author of Frontier Publisher a biography of George Palmer Putnam, the first editor/publisher of the Bend Bulletin as a daily newspaper.  Putnam later discovered, managed, and married Amelia Earhart.

In 2009, Jim was inducted into the first Bend High Hall of Fame class.

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