Gulf Coast Community Foundation Elects Board Members

Judy Cahn will serve as chair and Michael Saunders as vice chair for one-year terms.

By Staff June 30, 2019

Michael Saunders

The board of directors of Gulf Coast Community Foundation has elected Judy Cahn as chair and Michael Saunders as vice chair for one-year terms as officers. The Gulf Coast Board also re-elected Anand Pallegar, Joe Stephan, and Pauline Wamsler to three-year terms. All terms began July 1. 

Cahn, a community volunteer and philanthropist who previously worked for 35 years in investment banking, has been a Gulf Coast Community Foundation board member since 2011. This will be her second year as chair. Saunders, founder and CEO of Sarasota-based real-estate firm Michael Saunders & Company, has also served on the Gulf Coast board for eight years. She has chaired numerous committees in that time; this year, she will chair the board’s Governance Committee in addition to serving as vice chair. 

The other members of the Gulf Coast board for the 2019-20 year are Anne Essner, David Green, Rod Hershberger, Tracy Knight, Lisa Krouse, Mark Pritchett, David Sessions, Peter Soderberg and Susan Sofia.

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