• Testimonials


    The Clovis Community Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the community of Clovis. Many organizations, from the Clovis Botanical Garden to the Clovis Boys and Girls Club have benefited from the generous support the Foundation has given to them. Please join the Clovis City Council and countless others in supporting the efforts of this innovative community organization.”

    -The Honorable Nathan Magsig, Mayor of Clovis

  • Clovis Library and Learning Complex


    As you may have read recently, the City will be building a new library on the NE Corner of Third Street and Clovis Avenue.

    We are exploring whether a new library could be part of an entire complex that could bring people (and tax dollars) to Clovis. In short, have the new library be part of a “learning/kids campus" comprised of:

  • Clovis Community Theatre


    CenterStage (Clovis Community Theatre) is dedicated to bringing fine live theatre to our valley community.

  • Boys and Girls Club of Clovis


    We are working to build a Boys & Girls Club in Clovis. We want to create a healthy and wholesome place for girls and boys in our community. The Boys & Girls Club of Clovis will provide guidance for youth to help them discover their needs, pursue their interests, broaden their viewpoints, dissolve their prejudices, resolve their conflicts, set their goals, understand themselves and have fun!

  • Links


    Clovis Community Foundation is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations that help us serve our community.

    The City of Clovis
    The City of Clovis has provided us with much needed support. They have provided us with server space to host our web site on. They also provide us with technical guidance and assistance in our events and our grant programs.

    The Clovis Botanical Garden
    Located on the northeast corner of Clovis and Alluvial Avenues in Clovis, The Clovis Botanical Garden is dedicated to the culture and demonstration of flora suited to our Mediterranean climate in the San Joaquin Valley. They invite you to enjoy beautiful California natives, Australian and other flora with Mediterranean origins from around the world in a relaxing environment.

    The Clovis Boys and Girls Club
    The Boys & Girls Club of Clovis will be a positive place that offers all kinds of educational, recreational and social activities. Caring, trained youth development staff provide guidance in helping boys and girls broaden their viewpoints, dissolve their prejudices, resolve their conflicts, set their goals, understand themselves and have fun!

    The Coalition for Community Trails
    Coalition for Community Trails (now merged with Tree Fresno) is working with the Cities of Fresno and Clovis, Fresno County, the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District(FMFCD) and the Fresno Irrigation District (FID) to develop a multi-purpose Parkway Plan (click here for map) for the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area (the model is the Clovis Old Town Trail). The plan consists of the approved bikeways in the cities of Clovis and Fresno and Fresno County, as well as possible FID irrigation canals that could accommodate trails. The CCT is coordinating this effort with the FMFCD to encourage the development of parks at recharge basins (like Oso D'Oro Park at Forkner and Barstow in Fresno) adjacent to these trails. The goal is to connect FMFCD recreational sites with a network of over 200 miles of urban trails in the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area.

    Leave a Legacy - San Joaquin Valley
    "Leave a Legacy" is an effort to encourage people from all walks of life to make gifts from their estates to the nonprofit organizations of their choice, such as The Clovis Community Foundation. The program encourages prospective donors to work with estate planning professionals, such as attorneys and accountants, with whom they already have a relationship, to establish a charitable bequest or other planned gift. The program's goal is to help people become aware of the many ways they can support causes and organizations that enrich our lives and community.

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Chairperson: Mark Keppler

Phone: 559-323-0892
Fax: 559-323-0892
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Mark Keppler is a resident of Clovis. He is the Kenneth L. Maddy Professor of Public Affairs and Executive Director of the Maddy Institute at California State University, Fresno, where he also a Professor at the Craig School of Business. Mark has been involved in numerous community activities, including the Clovis-Fresno trails project. Mark was born in Binghamton, N.Y. and received a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York and a M.S. (Industrial Relations) and J.D. (Law) from the University of Wisconsin.

Vice-Chairperson: John R. Wright

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John Wright was Director of Planning and Development for the City of Clovis for three decades. His vision is largely responsible for the extensive regional and neighborhood park system in the City of Clovis, and his efforts to obtain grant funding and commitment from the city helped create the system of trails throughout the city and throughout the greater metropolitan area. John lives in Clovis with his wife, Carol, and spends a great deal of his time with his grandchildren since he retired from the City of Clovis in April 2008.

Secretary: Karen J. Bak

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Karen Bak is a resident of Clovis and was raised in the area. Karen was born in Munich, Germany and received a B.S. and M.S. in Food Science from California State University, Fresno.

Board Member: Jeff Burch

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Jeff Burch is currently a Vice President/Sales & Marketing Manager for Bank of the West's Agribusiness Division. Jeff's background includes over 17 years of sales, marketing, and management experience with national and regional banking institutions. He has also acted as an outside consultant or board member for many start-up entities and non-profits in the Central Valley. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from California State University-Fresno with emphases in finance and entrepreneurship.

Board Member: Jane Gamble

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Jane Gamble, a fifth-generation Clovis farmer, was born at the Clovis Sanitarium on Pollasky Avenue. She was raised on the McFarlane family farm in the Jefferson Elementary area. After graduating from Clovis High, she received her BA from UC Santa Cruz and her teaching credential and Masters in Special Education from Chapman University. Recognizing the essential role agriculture has played in the establishment of Clovis and the outlying community, Jane is dedicated to the historical preservation of this element for the benefit of future residents.

Board Member: Cathy Garner

Phone: 559-298-3276
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Cathy Garner is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley and is Office Manager in a doctor's office. Cathy's interest in wildlife care began when she volunteered as a docent at the Chaffee Zoo. In 1974 she founded the Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Service, Inc. and she is currently its Director. The Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Service has been leading the effort to build the Valley Nature Education Center, a state-of-the-art nature center in Clovis that will serve as a veterinary care and rehabilitation facility for wildlife, as well as place where people can learn about California native wildlife (for more information, see the description under the "Current Projects" tab above).

Board Member: Kent Hamlin

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Kent Hamlin grew up in Fresno and attended Roosevelt High School, Stanford University and Hastings College of the Law. He practiced civil litigation for four years and prosecuted crimes as a deputy district attorney for seven years before he was elected to serve as a judge of the Fresno Superior Court in 1998, where he currently presides over criminal jury trials. Kent served on the Clovis City Council from 1994 to 1998. He lives in Clovis with his wife, Kathy, a former music teacher for Clovis Unified School District and former director of the Serve Clovis! volunteer campaign.

Board Member: Patti Lippert

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Patti Lippert is the Editor of the Clovis Independent, a weekly local newspaper (affiliated with the Fresno Bee) that has been covering the Clovis way of life since 1905 and been very active in promoting and supporting philanthropic activities in our community. Patti previously worked as editor of The Fresno Bee's Neighbors Newspaper and was a reporter for a daily newspaper in Northern California. She, her husband and three children reside in Clovis and are active in their school, church and local soccer league. Patti received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.

Board Member: Carol Wright

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Carol Wright is a resident of Clovis. She received a teaching credential from California State University, Fresno and taught in the Clovis Unified School District. She has served on the CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre board since its inception in 1991.

Board Member: Ginny Hovsepian

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Ginny Hovsepian has served as a member of the Clovis Unified School District Board since 1991. A graduate of Clovis High School, Ginny earned a bachelor of science degree in research psychology at California State University, Fresno, and completed graduate work at CSUF and the University of Nevada. She is a fourth generation school board member and a lifelong resident of Clovis Unified. 

Counsel

Matthew Hoffman
Baker, Manock & Jensen

Accountant

Katherine B. Alves, C.P.A.

About Us

Clovis Community Foundation (CCF) exists to enrich the quality of life in Clovis by promoting effective philanthropy in the areas of culture, arts, and recreation.

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Contact Us

Mailing address

P.O. Box 1531
Clovis, CA 93613-1531

Or you can call us

Phone: 559-298-9261
Fax: 559-323-0892