The North Central Education Foundation announces new board member

The North Central Education Foundation (NCEF) is thrilled to welcome new NCEF Board member Jeff Kimbell from Wenatchee.  Dr. Lois Davies, NCEF President, shared, “Jeff has been an enthusiastic supporter of teacher grants for the past five or six years.  He came to know about the opportunity to adopt grants when Rufus Woods highlighted NCEF in the Wenatchee World.  Since then, Jeff and his wife Kim have been faithful sponsors and have adopted teacher classroom grants each year since.  He will be a great Board member, as he shares our passion for enriching the lives of teachers and students through our Teacher Classroom Grants”

“I believe adopting a teacher grant is a wonderful and cost-effective way to support our region’s students and schools in a more personal manner, by connecting with a specific teacher and grant request.” said Jeff. Jeff Kimbell is a native of Everett, where both of his parents were educators. He then raised his family in Woodinville, before moving to Wenatchee with his wife, Kim.  He is proud to come from a three-generation family of teachers and has enjoyed being a life-long learner.  Jeff recently retired from a career in operations and engineering management and consulting, to devote more time to volunteering, family and the outdoors.  He has previously volunteered in a variety of public and private schools, and homeschool organizations, as well as 15 years on an Executive Advisory Board at the University of Washington.  Jeff currently volunteers to support youth and education through Chelan PUD’s Rocky Reach Discovery Center, Youth Dynamics’ Stonewater Adventure Center, Columbia Break Fire Interpretive Center, Serve Wenatchee Valley, and Westside High School.  He also enjoys volunteer work on a variety of trails and other outdoor recreation and education projects.

 

 

 

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