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Sherwood Trust CEO steps down

Danielle Garbe Reser will leave position in January to explore other options to serve the region


August 8, 2019

WALLA WALLA—Sherwood Trust CEO Danielle Garbe Reser has announced her decision to leave her position in January 2020 to pursue other opportunities to serve the region. Garbe Reser had led the Sherwood Trust since 2015.

“Danielle has excelled in leading Sherwood Trust during a critical period of transition for our organization. She has been an effective and passionate advocate for Sherwood Trust and this region, and we are grateful for her leadership in delivering on our vision that everyone in the Walla Walla Valley has a sense of belonging and contributes to a thriving region. As a result of her work, we have a solid foundation on which her successor can build,” said Chuck Fulton, Sherwood Trust Board President in a Sherwood Trust media release. “While we regret her decision to step down, we really appreciate her service and have enjoyed working with her. We wish her all the best in her next chapter.”

During her time with Sherwood Trust, Garbe Reser helped implement the new Impact Grants which provide funding for smaller investments of $5,000 to $20,000. Friends of the Columbia County Fairgrounds received a $10,000 Impact Grant in April of this year. She also worked toward increased engagement with Latino residents, expanded marketing and communications and partnered with the City of Walla Walla on civics classes and outreach.

Sherwood Trust’s board of directors will lead the search for her successor and will make additional announcements on that process in the coming weeks.

“The board will work closely with Danielle and our community partners to ensure a smooth transition,” Fulton said.

Sherwood Trust is a private, nonprofit foundation started by Donald and Virginia Sherwood in 1991. Since its founding, Sherwood Trust has invested over $32 million in the Walla Walla Valley. For more information, visit:


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