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
Sharon Shields, PhD
La Vega ISD
William A. Nesbitt
Central National Bank
Trustee Emeritus


Felicia Chase Goodman
Executive Director

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Kelly Ezell
Director of Operations and Grants Management

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Rachel Ledbetter
Operations 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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August 17October 26
September 21December 14
October 19December 14
November 16January 25
December 21February 22


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