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

Michael Morrison
Baylor University

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

William A. Nesbitt
Central National Bank

Dale Fisseler
City of Waco, Retired

Sharon Shields, PhD
La Vega ISD

David Lacy
Community Bank & Trust

R.D. Pattillo, Trustee Emeritus


Felicia Chase Goodman
Executive Director

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Kelly Ezell
Executive Assistant

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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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Upcoming Virtual Nonprofit Network Sessions:

The February 18th session has been postponed due to the weather and ongoing power outages this week. Please check back soon for information about the new session date.
May 20th

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Upcoming Board Governance Training Dates (click on read more to access the registration links)

April 9, 2021 from 8:00 – 9:00 am
June 3, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

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Applications are due on the first Friday of every month and will be reviewed approximately three months later (e.g. if you submit your application in October, it will be considered at the January board meeting). Visit our grants page to learn more about the process of applying.


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