Changes at Goosefoot!
Goosefoot is in the process of changing its current federal tax status from that of a "private foundation" to a "supporting organization," both tax-exempt classifications. Changing status will allow Goosefoot to continue realizing its full philanthropic capacity by distributing profits from the Goose Grocer to the community.
Four local organizations−South Whidbey at Home, Whidbey Camano Land Trust, Whidbey Island Nourishes, and Whidbey Watershed Stewards−joined Goosefoot as "supported" organizations in September 2017.
As "supported organizations" each group appointed two members to the Goosefoot board of directors. Although they receive some funding from Goosefoot, nothing will change in how the supported organizations govern themselves, accomplish their work, or fundraise. Nor does Goosefoot have any management responsibility for the four groups.
Current Board of Directors
Mark Gappa, President
Bob Gentz, Treasurer
Janice O'Mahony, Vice-President
Michael Stansbury, Secretary
Fredde Butterworth, Facilities Manager
Marian Myszkowski, Program Director
Frankie Petitclerc, Office & Grants Administrator
Stephan Ross, Facilities Assistant
Sami Postma, Events & Education Coordinator
Sandra Whiting, Executive Director