- GOT Kids Foundation officers at a glance
Ron Heberle: President
Ron Heberle is a current member of the Lodi Unified School
District board of trustees.
Christopher Olsen: Vice president
Olsen works in Lodi as a certified financial planner with
Ameriprise. He has two daughters in first and third grade at
Vinewood Elementary School. Olsen was inspired to serve on the
board after helping out at his daughters' school and seeing the
lack of essential materials, such as quality pencils.
David Harvey: Secretary
Harvey works for Waste Management in Roseville as an education
specialist, though his accounts do not include the Lodi Unified
School District. His job includes meeting the unique waste needs of
schools as well as working with students to learn about
sustainability and managing garbage.
"I haven't had an opportunity to serve the schools, so I thought
this would be a good way to give it a shot," he said.
Because of the long commute from Roseville, Harvey may step down
in the future to allow a local director to act as secretary.
Gary Lopp: Treasurer
Lopp had lived in Lodi for two and a half years with his wife.
He works with Farmers and Merchants Bank and was nominated for
treasurer on the basis of that experience. He believes that
fundraising is an important part of any organization.
Other board members:
Anthony Morales and Steve Diede were also approved to the board
of directors, but were not present at Tuesday's meeting.
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District is realizing its goal of bringing
more money into district coffers.
The Giving Opportunities to Kids Foundation, a nonprofit
organization run by the district to raise funds for school
supplies, sports teams and extracurricular activities, is off to a
Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:00 am.