• Thursday, July 18, 2013
Courtesy article from the Woodland Record, Thursday, July 18, 2013
After each investing more than a decade into building the Woodland Schools Foundation, its two longest serving officers are stepping down from their positions. Although Tania Garcia-Cadena will no longer be president, she has agreed to stay on as vice president to advise new president Kathy Aukes. During her eleven-year presidency, Garcia-Cadena led the transformation of a small grant-giving organization, originally called the Apple Tree Foundation, into a vibrant non-profit that distributed nearly $75,000 to local public schools last year.
“Having served as the long-time president of the Woodland Schools Foundation, I am excited to have Kathy Aukes step up to lead this amazing group of community volunteers, as we continue to raise funds to support the students and staff of Woodland Joint Unified School District,” said Garcia-Cadena. Aukes has served on the foundation board for four years and helped plan both Country 4 Coaches concerts and all three Burgers & Brew fundraisers. She owns National Town & Valley Properties Inc., and her four sons have graduated from Pioneer High School.