The Community Foundation of Collier County announced the addition of three new members to the Board of Trustees. Bradley G. Rigor, Allyson Richards, and Michael J. Schroeder joined the Board for a three-year term on July 1, 2019. Former Board Members, Kathleen Kapnick, T. Robert Bulloch, and Jennifer B. Walker became Trustees Emeriti.
The Community Foundation has been partnering with public and private foundations, local government and nonprofits to invest in the health, safety, and enrichment of our community for almost 35 years through grants and scholarships, almost $19 million in the 2018-19 fiscal year.
Philanthropic community partnerships are the driving force behind our work at the Community Foundation of Collier County, enabling us to carry out our mission which is to work with donors, inspire ideas, ignite action, and mobilize resources to address community needs in Collier County. The Foundation’s 20 member Board of Trustees stewards its strategic grantmaking and special initiatives as well as the growth of its philanthropic assets to benefit Collier County.
About the New Board Members
Allyson Richards is a graduate of Texas A & M Commerce with a degree in Human Resources and Operations Management. She completed post-graduate work in HR at the University of Texas at Arlington and University of Phoenix.
Allyson’s career began in diverse business areas such as the oil fields of Oklahoma and West Texas as Safety and HR Director, the Homebuilding industry and finally, the last 20 years of her career were in the Healthcare Financial space where she was the senior executive of Human Resources for a large international corporation specializing in domestic and international employment law and relations.
Allyson is currently on the Marco Island Historical Society Board, Marco Island Charter Middle School, the Chair of the Finance Committee for San Marco Catholic Church, Christmas Island Style, partners with the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry to provide weekly mobile food pantries and is a co-founder of the monthly senior Luncheon entitled “Lunch with Our Friends Over 60”, 2018 Chair of the Power of the Purse, Board Member of Mother Francis DeSales Auxiliary for the Homeless and a member of the Marco Island Park and Recreation Board. She has been honored with the Spirit of Marco award, the Volunteer of the Year award, the Marco Island Humanitarian of the Year Award, and the Women of Initiative Award for the Community Foundation of Collier County.
Bradley G. Rigor, Quarles & Brady Partner, is Chair of the Trusts & Estates Group in Naples. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney who concentrates his practice in estate planning and estate and trust settlement. He has over 35 years of experience working with families in the planning of their estate and with their fiduciaries in settling their affairs.
Brad is a graduate of Fort Hays State University and Washburn University School of Law. He is a member of Trusts and Estates Sections of the Collier County, Florida Bar and Kansas Bar Associations and the Professional Advisors Council of the Community Foundation of Collier County.
Brad is an Honors Graduate; ofThe National Graduate Trust School sponsored by the American Bankers Association and Northwestern University, 1995, a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and Certified Financial PlannerTM certificant. He was named 2006, 2007 and 2008 FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth ManagerSM. He is board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates law. Brad was selected for inclusion in the 2009‐present Florida Super Lawyers® lists (Estate Planning & Probate), selected for inclusion in Florida Trend magazine’s 2010, 2011, and 2012 Florida Legal Elite lists and listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013‐present: Trusts and Estates) and is Martindale‐Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated.
Michael J. Schroeder is the Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer of Wasmer, Schroeder. In addition to his various executive functions, Mr. Schroeder is responsible for the oversight of the Firm’s risk-management process, which includes the Firm’s enterprise and investment-related risk-management strategy, policies, controls and systems.
Michael holds a B.S. in Business from the Carlson School, University of Minnesota. He is a founding member and past President of the CFA Society of Naples, as well as a past board member of the Estate Planning Council of Naples. Mr. Schroeder is a current member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Southern Municipal Finance Society.
Michael is involved in several not-for-profit organizations including the Florida Gulf Coast University Department of Economics and Finance Executive Council; the Education Foundation of Collier County Champions for Learning Advisory Council; serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of Foster Children Forever, and serves as judge for the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.
The Community Foundation of Collier County 2019-20 Board of Trustees
Jerry Tostrud, Chair
James F. Morey, Chair-Elect
R. Robert Funderburg, Secretary
George Abounader, Treasurer
Mary Lynn Myers, Immediate Past Chair
John M. Costigan
Brad A. Galbraith
Mary Beth Johns
John K. Paul
Bradley G. Rigor
Michael J. Schroeder
Eileen Connolly-Keesler, CFCC Staff-President/CEO