FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
John Guastaferro, CFRE – Beginning October 1, 2018, John Guastaferro, CFRE took on the role as Executive Director of the Anaheim Community Foundation. John is an award-winning nonprofit leader who has built brands and advanced causes for more than 20 years. John has previously served as Vice President of Marketing and Development for the Anaheim Family YMCA. John is a Certified Fundraising Executive and brings extensive background in organizational leadership, marketing, fund development, and strategic planning. He is a board member with Orange County Advisors in Philanthropy, a Preferred Training Specialist with OneOC, and volunteer leader with several professional service organizations. John is married and has two daughters, and resides in Anaheim, CA.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ed Munson – Board President
Ed is President/CEO of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce and prior VP of Special Events for the Anaheim Chamber. He has been a part of Major League Baseball for 44 years. The past 36 years, he has served as a Major League Baseball Official Scorer for the Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers. His entertainment and literary exploits include writing a screenplay (Breach) and treatments to 24 books. Ed is also President of the Community Center Authority and President of the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame.
Kim Chips – Vice Chair
Kim has worked for The Walt Disney Company for nearly two decades and is currently a Corporate Citizenship Program Manager at the Disneyland Resort. In this role, Kim oversees various philanthropic programs for the Resort and is actively involved in the Anaheim community. Kim enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and playing with her daughter, Maia.
Jeff Hunter – Treasurer
Jeff is the Surgical Services Administrator for Kaiser Permanente Orange County. A resident of Anaheim from birth, he is a graduate of Katella High School, Occidental College and the Schools of Business Administration and Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of The Living Tradition, Inc., which supports folk and traditional music, and the Anaheim Historical Society. He has volunteered with the Boy and Girl Scouts, Little League, Pony League, Future Scientists and Engineers of America, and other programs benefiting young people.
Priscilla Martinez – Secretary
Priscilla is the Director of Business Services for the Anaheim City School District. For the past eighteen years, she has provided various levels of support to students, parents and administrators in the District. Her goal is to extend her services and support to more families in the community. Priscilla has two children and two grandchildren. She enjoys family time, bowling, and camping.
David Bostwick – Board Immediate Past President
David is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Newport Beach and is a Graduate of Katella High School in Anaheim and Cal State Fullerton. He and wife have been married 19 years and enjoy travel and Angels Baseball. David also currently serves as the Board Chair for Anaheim Family YMCA.
Orin Abrams – The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills Golf Course
Orin has served as Concessionaire for The Clubhouse at Anaheim Hills Golf Course since it’s grand re-opening in 2004. In 2008, Orin received the Anaheim Small Business of the Year Award. He is a member of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce and the Anaheim Hills Rotary Club. Orin also volunteers with the Freedom to Choose Foundation, counseling in maximum security prisons, and with Water for South Sudan, bringing clean water to those otherwise without. Orin and his wife of 25 years, Evelyn, have lived in Anaheim Hills since 1998.
Stephen Faessel – Anaheim City Council Member
Stephen is an Anaheim native attended local schools, graduating from CSUF in 1972. A Continuing Education Instructor for the North OC Community College District, Faessel has served Anaheim as a member of the Anaheim Public Utility Board, General Plan Advisory Committee, Anaheim Planning Commission, Budget, Investment and Technology Commission and now as Director for the Metropolitan Water District (MWD). He has served on the boards of Anaheim Museum, Anaheim Historical Society, Mother Colony Household, MUZEO, Orange County Historical Commission and the Charitable Foundation of the Native Sons of the Golden West and has written four local history books. Stephen was elected to anaheim City Council in 2016.
Michael Rubin – Rutan & Tucker
Michael is a partner in the law firm of Rutan & Tucker. He graduated University of Michigan Law School magna cum laude and served on its Law Review. His practice emphasis includes Real Estate, Eminent Domain, Land Use and Property Tax matters. He has been selected a Southern California “Super Lawyer,” an honor bestowed on 5% of Southern California’s attorneys each year. He is the Orange County/Long Beach Regional Chairperson for the Anti-Defamation League. Honors include the American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Lifetime Achievement Award and Opera Pacific’s Niles Gates Leadership Award.
Steve spent 27 years with the Anaheim Police Department, where he retired in 2007 as Deputy Chief. He is actively involved in the community, serving as past President/Chair of the Anaheim Community Foundation, Anaheim Rotary Club, and Anaheim Family YMCA. He also spent 10 years on the board of Youth Leadership America. Steve currently works in Investigations and Consulting.
Bruce Solari – Solari Enterprises
Bruce is a nationally recognized authority in the field of affordable multifamily housing. He is the Executive Vice President of Solari Enterprises, Inc., a family owned business specializing in the development and management of affordable housing. Bruce has served as president of the Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) and was awarded the Clive Graham Memorial Award for his contributions to the affordable housing industry. Bruce also serves on the Board of Directors of the Anaheim Family YMCA and is active in the Anaheim Rotary Club. He has also served on the Anaheim Community Services Board, including two terms as Chairman.
Larry Pasco – Board Chief Executive Officer
City of Anaheim, Community Services Director
William Taormina – Board Chairman Emeritus
Irv Pickler – Board Member Emeritus