“Helping to Rebuild Communities”
Jim Grossman, President
Since 1991, Jim Grossman has run his own general contracting business. He likes to volunteer his time and skills on various projects in the community. He has responded to a number of disasters, including the Northridge Earthquake, September 11 and Hurricane Katrina. In response to the need seen on the gulf coast and the encouragement of other like minded people, Jim formed the Dogwood Charitable Foundation. Jim and his wife, Martha, have three children and five grandchildren. One of his greatest joys is spending time with his grandchildren.
Vernon Rudd, Secretary
Vernon Rudd’s home town is Oakland , California and is now a long tome resident of Long Beach , California . He currently holds the position of Internet Manager for Harris Buick Pontiac GMC. Vernon is a supporter of community service and is a current member of The Wrigley Association and The Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance, Inc. He is on The Wrigley going Green Team assisting in planting over 200 trees in the community in which he resides. He is on the restoration committee renovating the displays for Christmas Tree Lane which has been on exhibit on Daisy Lane in Long Beach for forty plus years. Vernon is affiliated with the Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation which supports youth at risk through athletic activities. He is a long distance runner and an active Mentor for the Beach Runners, which is a holistic running community training thousands of runners to complete full and half marathons injury free. After numerous trips to Waveland Mississippi to assist in the Katrina efforts, and many long conversations with Jim Grossman, (founder of the Dogwood Charitable Foundation) the idea of being a part of an organization which supports communities in disaster just made sense.
Clay Maddox, Financial Advisor
Martha Grossman is mother of three grown children and enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren. She does bookwork for her husband’s construction company. Along with her husband, Jim, she has responded to a number of disasters, most recently Hurricane Katrina. She has enjoyed volunteering her time at InterFaith, various church and school projects, and has spent many hours working on community improvement projects.
Phillip Grossman grew up in the Sonora area. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2002, and then completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corp, and now serves the Tuolumne County community as a dentist in Twain Harte. He has provided volunteer dentistry in Mexico and Bangladesh, and has been involved in many community improvement projects. Some of the more recent projects include; time spent in Mississippi helping families rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, and leading a group of volunteers in the removal of graffiti at the park "Heaven for Kids" in Sonora.
Jenny Sundahl is a long time resident of Tuolumne County. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2000 with a BS in Dental Hygiene. Most of her time is spent helping her husband Mark raise their three children. She enjoys taking her family on volunteer projects, most recently to Waveland, Mississippi to help with reconstruction after Hurricane Katrina. Over the years, she has been involved in a variety of volunteer efforts, including providing dental hygiene in underserved areas, helping with disaster relief, working on projects at her church, and helping on a variety of community improvement projects.
Dogwood Charitable Foundation