Community Involvement

Image of Nancy posing with others from the community

Photo Credit: Tia Gemmell

Currently Nancy is involved in the following organizations:

2015 American Cancer Society Hope Gala: 2015 Sacramento Hope Gala

Sacramento’s 7th Annual American Cancer Society Gala, “A Bounty of Hope” Saturday September 12, 2015 an elegant evening of gourmet dining, silent and live auction and an opportunity to help fight against cancer.
Event Co-Chair

American Leadership Forum ALF

Gives leaders from the most diverse elements of their community an opportunity to build trusting relationships with each other and to develop skills in collaboration that can be applied to benefit the community.
Senior fellow, Vice Chair of the board & co-chaired Exemplary Leadership Dinner

City Year

Unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service as corps members where they work in the classroom focusing on attendance, behavior and core curriculum.
Founding board member, executive committee member, chair Board Leadership Development Committee

BIG Day of Giving

A movement that encourages residents of the Greater Sacramento region to donate money to local nonprofits.
Governing Council Member

UC Davis School of Education

The school offers Ph.D., Ed.D, and M.A., degrees in education, as well as single and multiple subject teaching credentials.
Board of Advisors Member

Previous involvements:

Farm to Fork Festival

First time festival attended by 25,000 highlighting Farm-to-Fork offerings that are produced and available in the Sacramento region.
Created an effort within the festival to raise funds for the six county food banks

Capital Region Women’s Conference

A collaborative annual event for women which focused on health and wealth.
Committee member for the Inaugural conference and served as a moderator on the panel: Philanthropic Transformation:Women Leading the Way

UC Davis MIND Institute

A collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders.
As a board member for several years she solicited and co-created three highly successful premiere fund raising events bringing in over $275,000. During her three years as board chair she was involved in the hiring of the executive director, and instrumental in creating an awareness event that brought in over 900 people

UC Davis Leadership Council

Community members who serve as advocates committed to building awareness of and support for UC Davis Health System.
Executive committee member and chair of several committees

Go Red for Women

Event to support heart awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women.
Executive Committee Member

Sacramento Country Day School

An independent, co-educational, college-prep school. Pre-K to 12.
Board Member

Breakthrough Sacramento

A public-private partnership providing a six week academic summer program for college motivated, ethnically diverse students from under-resourced schools, taught by teacher-trained high school and college students.
Advisory Committee Member

Shalom School

An independent Jewish Community Day School from Infant-6th grade.
President and Chair of numerous committees

Crocker Art Museum

Oldest public art museum west of the Mississippi River.
Board Member for 13 years, Treasurer, Secretary and Chair of numerous events


Offers mental health treatment, and social services to foster care recipients.
Co-Chaired first Valentine’s Ball

National Breast Cancer Fund

Identifies and advocates for elimination of the environmental and other preventable causes of the breast cancer.
Board Member and Co-Chaired Sacramento event for three years that raised $250,000

Mosaic Law Congregation

Conservative Synagogue
Vice President Board of Trustees

Sacramento Jewish Federation

A philanthropic, not-for-profit organization that provides educational, cultural and social services programs within the Jewish community locally and around the world.
Board Member, numerous positions and chaired Women’s Division Campaign

River Oaks for Children

Provider of behavioral health and mental health services for at risk children
Major Gift Campaign committee member and we exceeded our goal of $1.5 million


Shalom School Gala honoree 2010

STARS participant [Science Technology and the Arts] for San Juan Education Foundation 2009

Breakthrough Sacramento Early Riser Honoree, 2008