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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Please join us on October 15th from 8:30 – 10:00 am for the first virtual Nonprofit Network! We will take this time to virtually gather and reconnect with the Waco nonprofit community. (Click Read More to access the registration link!)

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Upcoming Virtual Training Dates:

October 23rd 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
December 18th 11:30 am – 1:00 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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