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12:53 PM Mon, Sept. 24th

Brief:Community Foundation opens office

The Yavapai County Community Foundation Director Kristi Edwards announced Monday the foundation's new advisory board officers - Carl Brown, chair; Jodi Padgett, vice chair; and Michael Bacigalupi, secretary/treasurer; new YCCF staff member Traci Corey.

Brown has served on the YCCF board since 2000. As the director of Youth Count, Brown helped generate more than $8 million in grants and funds for local organizations such as the Youth Volunteer Corps, Boys and Girls Club of Central Yavapai, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Edwards said Brown played an essential role in forming the Coalition of Funders, which enables the Community Health Center to serve mental health needs of the uninsured and underinsured.

Padgett has been a Certified Financial Planner and partner for Taylor & Padgett Financial Group for the past 24 years, is the current president for the Highlands Center of Natural History and an investment committee member for the Arizona Community Foundation.

Bacigalupi is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner with Wealth Management Concepts Inc., co-treasurer for the Coalition for Compassion and Justice, a member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce and the Prescott Estate Planning Council and has served on the allocations committee of the United Way of Yavapai County.

Fann is the owner and president of Fann Contracting. Fann volunteers his time to various nonprofit organizations, including Prescott Charities, Kiwanis, Silent Witness and the Central Arizona Partnership. In 2002, Fann spearheaded the effort to build a skate park, which the City named the Mike Fann Community Skate Park.

Edwards hired Corey in May as YCCF's grant and operations coordinator. Recently, she retired from 14 years of coaching volleyball at Belmont University in Tennessee and as the head volleyball coach for Yavapai College.

For more information about the Yavapai County Community Foundation, call 499-9795 or visit www.yavapaifoundation.org.