Nancy Wallis, Volunteer Extraordinaire
At TTCF, we’re fortunate to have some incredibly talented, incredibly generous people who help fuel our mission. Truly, without their efforts we couldn’t serve the community in all the ways that we do.
We recently caught up with volunteer extraordinaire, Nancy Wallis, to learn more about the many ways she gives back and what’s motivated her to make this shift in her life.
TTCF: When and how did you become involved with TTCF?
NANCY: I became involved with TTCF in 2014, a year after my husband and I had retired and moved to Truckee from San Diego. I no longer wanted to focus on my career, and I wasn’t interested in consulting, yet with 40 years of experience in healthcare administration and an LCSW social work license, I felt there was a lot I could contribute. I met with Stacy and Phyllis to learn what volunteer roles were available and soon began helping TTCF on a variety of committees.
I’ve had a long and successful career so I’m happy to give back.
TTCF: What are some of the groups and initiatives that you’re involved with?
NANCY: I helped TTCF when they received their first mental health services funding. I’ve been a part of several selection and recommendation committees, including scholarships, Nature Fund, Martis Fund, and the TTAD Agency Partnership program. Having worked with the homeless in San Diego, I am volunteering with the Emergency Warming Center. I’m a docent at Donner Memorial State Park, a member of Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, and on the board of Truckee River Watershed Council.
It’s nice to be on the other side of the grant process. And, it’s very rewarding to be part of the Community Foundation programs. They are organized and well-run.
When Nancy isn’t volunteering you can find her outdoors– kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing, and spending time with her husband and HSTT rescue dog, Boomer.