Involved Community Leaders
FOUNDING BOARD CHAIRMAN
Janice Forbes was a native of Auburn, CA. She graduated from local schools, attended Mills College in Oakland, was elected to the Berkeley Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her B.A. from the University of California, Davis. Janice was publisher of Sierra Heritage Magazine, a regional magazine covering the Sierra Nevada mountain range, for 26 years and published a weekly community newspaper, The Sentinel, until 2010. In addition, she was active in the planning and funding the restoration of the School Park Preserve and Cooper Amphitheater.
She served several terms on the City of Auburn Economic Development Commission and on numerous local boards including the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, the Auburn Symphony and the Auburn-Placer Performing Arts Center. She was a founding board member of the Sierra Business Council, a regional business organization.
Janice passed away in June 2013, but she will be honored and remembered as the leading force in establishing Placer Community Foundation. She had a vision for local philanthropy in Placer County and understood the impact giving could have on current and future needs throughout the county.
She also believed strongly in honoring and sharing the legacy of those who have chosen to give back to their place of home. Her tireless work has contributed to the quality of life we all share in this county. We are honored to have known and worked alongside Janice and she will be deeply missed.
Click here to learn more about Janice’s lasting impact on Placer Community Foundation.
EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS
J. Richard Couzens
Guy R. Gibson
Kelly C. Hacker
Mary Ann Hamilton
Bruce A. Lyon
Paul McKennaNadder Mirsepassi
Thomas E. Propp
Justice Keith F. Sparks (Retired)
Curtis C. Sproul
H. Ray Yamasaki
Professional, Trustworthy, Compassionate.