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The Walnut Creek Chamber Foundation was established in 2014 and is dedicated to advancing the quality of life in the Walnut Creek region through education, leadership, equity, and community enhancement. This foundation exists as a champion for the Walnut Creek regional community.

The Walnut Creek Chamber Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that administers the following initiatives:

Economic Development Working Group

Diablo Valley Technology Initiative

Education Initiatives

Board of Directors

Dawn Lopshire, Office Evolution – Board Chair
Bob Linscheid, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Leslie Dawson, Dawson CPA – Treasurer
Robert Power, Park Smart
Peggy White, Diablo Regional Arts Association
Matt Guichard, Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett Law
Margot Stanford, F&M Bank