The founding members of The Gifting Tree Foundation represent small business owners, corporate executives, and professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Although from different backgrounds, every member shares the belief that together they can, and should, make a difference in our community. Led by local businessman Don Cheeks, each of the 18 members has served on behalf of many local nonprofit agencies, bringing a wealth of experience to the richly grained table. In addition to their gifts of knowledge and time, each member has donated their own personal money to seed The Gifting Tree Foundation and its cause.

Board of Directors

Don Cheeks

Brian Bernard
Vice Chairman

Monica Key

Annie Cheeks

Brooks Aitchison

Dan Becker

Lisa Tharp-Bernard

Dean Cavero

Alice Doswell

Lyddie Hansen

Donna Jones

Andrew Marine

Danny Minolfo

Jennifer Minolfo

Dr. Nick Sanito

Jeanne Williamson