Terri McGraw - Chairman; Mrs. McGraw became Chairman of the Tryall Fund Board in 2008. She was instrumental in restructuring and reorganzing the Tryall Fund for the first year focusing on increasing the board, and implementing a model pre-school program 'Success by Six'. The program focuses on 3-5 year olds and their caregivers bringing additional education, computer literacy, health and nutrition programs into basic schoools. She also organized an ongoing scholarship program that provides accountability and tracking of students' success. In 2009, McGraw created The Tryall Fund's first fundraiser, 'The Taste of Tryall', which continues to be a main event each year!
Alice Needle - Vice Chair; Ms. Needle joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2009. She helped develop and oversees the Basic School Initative. She also co-chaired the Scholarship Committee from 2009-2011 and continues to serve on that committee. Ms.Needle has also co-chaired the annual Taste of Tryall and is also instrumental in helping to organize the annual event.
Nancy Pinchas - Treasurer; Mrs. Pinchas joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2010. She initially became involved in our Annual Fundraising Event, 'The Taste of Tryall' and our Early Education Project. Shortly after joining the board, she because Treasurer of the Fund and currently serves in that capacity. She has help to reorganize the accounting procedures for a more up to date and transparent financial picture.
Lynda Packard - Secretary; Mrs. Packard has served on the Tryall Fund Board for many years. She became Secretary in 2008 and helped with the reorganization of the Fund providing detailed minutes of each meeting and monthly correspondences with the Board. She has served on the Annual Fundraising Event, 'The Taste of Tryall' coordinating ticket registration.
Board of Directors
Laura Alvarado; Mrs. Alvarado joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2010. She has been supporting the Early Education Project. She Co-Chaired 'The Taste of Tryall', our Annual Fundraising Event for 2011 and was instrumental in creating a Tryall Fund retail line of items for ongoing donations to the fund.
Janet Clauson; Mrs. Clauson joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2011. She initally began helping with the donation correspondents and served on the 2011 Scholarship committee. Janet was Scholarship Committee Chair for 2012.
Anne Curtin; Ms. Curtin joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2012. She is currently working on our health initiatives.
Joan Curtis; Mrs. Curtis joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2009. She has been on the Annual Event Committee since then and has served on the Scholarship Committee since 2011.
Gerald Giarla; Mr. Giarla is the Tryall Club Managing Director and has been involved in the Tryall Fund since joining the Club. He has been involved in so many aspects of the Fund and actively supports our initiatives.
Christine Gore; Mrs. Gore joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2009. She currently co-chairs our Early Education Project, 'Success by Six'. Mrs. Gore has also been instrumental in helping to start our school nutrition program, acts as the liaison to our education consultant, and is on our Annual Fundraising Committee 'Taste of Tryall'.
George Hodges; Mr. Hodges has been involved in the Tryall Fund for a number of years. He co-chaired the 'Taste of Tryall' Silent Auction for 2009 and 2010.
Sarah Igler; Mrs. Igler joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2012. She is currently involved with our Basic School 'Success by Six' Initiative.
Paula Kovinsky; Mrs. Kovinsky just recently joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2011. She is currently serving on the Scholarship Committee.
Nanci Kraus; Mrs. Kraus joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2010. She is currently heading up the Taste of Tryall 2012 Silent Auction and previously served on the Committee. Kraus is also heading our Health Initiatives Committee and was instrumental in orchestrating the 2012 Dental Mission.
Violet Lewis; Mrs. Lewis joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2009.
Janet Ross; Mrs. Ross joined the Tryall Fund Board in 2009. She has been involved in our donor out reach program and has been supporting the Annual Fundraising Event. Mrs. Ross has been a great supporter of the fund for years prior to joining the Board.
Honorary Board Member