History & Staff

History

Pierce Family Foundation president, Denis Pierce, at Cara's "Motivations."
Denis and Martha Pierce have been lifelong philanthropists. Their charitable contributions to local organizations and beyond have always been a part of their personal and professional lives. In an effort to maximize their investments in the community and facilitate growth and stability in the nonprofit arena, the Pierce family created the Foundation in December 2007.

Staff

Denis Pierce, President

Heather D. Parish, Co-Executive Director

Marianne Philbin, Co-Executive Director

David Krumlauf, Chief Technologist

Laura Jansen, Grants and Program Manager

Foundation staff, from left: Laura Jansen, David Krumlauf, Marianne Philbin, Denis Pierce, and Heather Parish.
Foundation staff, from left: Laura Jansen, David Krumlauf, Marianne Philbin, Denis Pierce, and Heather Parish.

Innovative Capacity Building

The Pierce Family Foundation supports “full mission funding,” providing unrestricted general operating dollars for the essentials that keep organizations strong and programs thriving, and helps build the capacity organizations need to operate effectively.