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Honoring Christopher Jarvi

Chris JarviAnaheim Community Foundation has named its Helping Hands grant program after Chris Jarvi, ACF’s Founding Chief Executive Officer, who passed away on April 22, 2013 at the age of 68.

Chris was born in Corvallis, Oregon; the son of Simeri Jarvi and Mary Davis Jarvi. His father, a career forester, instilled in Chris the love of nature and belief in stewardship of natural resources. Chris graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, in Ornamental Horticulture/Park Administration. After a stint in the Air Force he obtained his masters in Environmental Horticulture at UC Davis. He could name most plants by both their common and Latin names. It was at Cal Poly that Chris met, fell in love with and married Sylvia Walker. Their strong bond lasted 46 years. They had two sons, David and Erik. Sylvia was the only known human who could successfully manage his irrepressible enthusiasm.

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New Youth Services Assessment

The Anaheim Community Foundation (ACF) today announced the completion of its Anaheim Youth Services Assessment, a comprehensive report that explores the current landscape of Anaheim’s youth services.

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ACF Funds Special Swim Program

This summer, the the Anaheim Community Foundation funded a wonderful program through AbilityFirst and the Anaheim Family YMCA to offer swim lessons to children with special needs. Offered Monday through Friday at Pearson Park, the program gives children a fun and safe place to get active, gain confidence in and out of the water, socialize with peers and role models, and most importantly realize their full potential.

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Bravo, Chuck Malley!

Congratulations to ACF board member Chuck Malley for his 30+ of service. What a legacy!

 

Now on Twitter and Facebook

Anaheim Community Foundation is now on Twitter and Facebook.

Connect with us, share your experiences, and get involved with strengthening our community.

 

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