Seven Trustees oversee the Foundation’s work and serve without compensation even though their appointment exacts a generous amount of time.

Virginia DuPuy
DuPuy Oxygen & Supply

Dale Fisseler
 City of Waco, Retired

Roland A. Goertz, MD
 Waco Family Health Center, Retired

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Reverend Leslie King
 First Presbyterian Church

David Lacy
 Community Bank & Trust

Michael Morrison
Baylor University, Retired

Sharon Shields, PhD
 La Vega ISD

William A. Nesbitt
Central National Bank, Retired
Trustee Emeritus


Felicia Chase Goodman
Executive Director

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Kelly Ezell
Director of Operations and Grants Management

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Rainey Lowe Operations Assistant


Within the framework of their own policies, Cooper Foundation trustees may fund any complete project within the foundation’s means that they consider beneficial to Waco.

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