Parasol Tahoe foundation announces new board member
Ryan Summerlin July 23, 2014
The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Catherine Hutton Markwell as its new member.
Markwell, her husband, David, and their children have not lived in Incline Village very long but have already established deep community relationships.
Markwell is involved in several nonprofits in our community, and the family is totally involved in the outdoor activities Tahoe offers whether it is hiking as a family to Hidden Beach or skiing.
In fact, it is the lifestyle of Tahoe that originally attracted Markwell and her husband to their current home.
“We wanted an environment that would be good for our family, and Tahoe allowed us to have our cake and eat it too,” she said.
As a strong advocate for entrepreneurship and innovative education, Markwell has been a featured speaker promoting entrepreneurship, business and financial education as well as topics of board development and fundraising.
“Catherine’s experience in board management and fundraising will bring a powerful new dimension to our board,” said David Hardie, chairman of the Board.
Markwell’s roots are fixed firmly in the Silicon Valley, where she helped build a small start-up called BizWorld into an international nonprofit organization serving almost half a million children.
The organization provides fun, project-based programs promoting financial responsibility, leadership and teamwork skills for elementary and middle school students.
Since early in her career, philanthropic work has been part of Markwell’s passion. During the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, she worked for the Spanish government as Protocol Liaison and served as a resource for visiting dignitaries.
Civic engagement is high on her list of priorities for board involvement and has helped other non-profit organizations focus on making a difference in their community.
“I am excited to have Catherine on Parasol’s Board with her knowledge and passion for philanthropy and civic engagement,” said Claudia Andersen, Parasol CEO. “Her expertise of the nonprofit world will be an invaluable resource.”
Learn more about the foundation at parasol.org.
Jean Eick is the Communications Manager for the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.