Advisory Circle

The Advisory Council is a collective of local leaders and philanthropists that embody and strengthen a culture of giving in Stanislaus.

To serve on the Advisory Council, an individual must display:

  • An aspirational and positive future vision for Stanislaus as a community with opportunity
  • A track record of significant philanthropic investment
  • A knowledge of community issues
  • A commitment to learn more about community needs
  • A local network of influence among peers

Members of the Advisory Council will serve one, three-year term that can be extended upon mutual agreement of Stanislaus Community Foundation and the Advisor.

Current Members

John Evans

Jeani Ferrari
Ferrari Farms Inc.

Ron Foster
Foster Farms

Dianne Gagos
Gagos Properties

Mike Gemperle
Gemperle Family Farms

Michael L. Gianelli
Gianelli & Associates

James Gilbert
AL Gilbert

Clive Grimbleby
Grimbleby Coleman CPAs

Jeff Grover
Solecon Industrial

John Jacinto
VisTech Manufacturing Solutions

Mark Jensen
Jensen & Jensen

Ron Martella
Grower Direct Nut Company

John Mayol
Pacific Southwest Container

Nicole Pesco
The Save Mart Companies

Norman B. Porges
Prime Shine Car Wash

Edwin Rizo
Rizo Lopez Foods Inc.

John Rogers
Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation

Robert Stewart
Delta Sierra Beverage

Carol B. Tougas
Bright Homes

Julie Gallo Vander Wall
E. & J. Gallo Winery

Ann M. Veneman

Gary West
JS West and Companies

Steve Zeff
Montpelier Nut Co.