Bill Cox joins McConnell Foundation Board

The McConnell Foundation is pleased to announce that William W. (Bill) Cox has been elected to serve on its Board of Directors. His directorship becomes effective in February when Richard J. Stimpel, who joined the Board in 2000, retires. Stimpel will become a Director Emeritus and remain closely associated with the Foundation.

Cox was born and raised in Redding. He has been a real estate consultant and broker since 1974.  He retired from Cox Real Estate Consultants in 2007. When Leah McConnell was alive, Bill managed her real estate, and he represented her in property acquisitions and sales. Bill has a strong community connection and a wealth of philanthropic experience.  He is a Past President of the Redding Rodeo Association; he was a founding board member and Chairman of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation; he served on the Shasta Women’s Refuge Board; he served on the City of Redding’s General Plan Task Force, Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan; and other City commissions and committees.  In 2011, Bill retired from the North Valley Bank Board after 14 years of service.

Most recently Bill, along with Cox Real Estate Consultants, spearheaded the effort to locate space for a Redding School of the Arts campus, resulting in the new campus at 955 Inspiration Place, on property owned by The McConnell Foundation.

“Bill is keenly aware of how important social, environmental and economic well-being is to a community. He is passionate about people and process. He is analytical, thoughtful and thorough in his decision making. Foundation Directors Robert Blankenship, Doreeta Domke, John Mancasola and I welcome Bill’s expertise, insight and fresh ideas to our Board,” said Lee Salter, President  & CEO of The McConnell Foundation.

Bill’s response to the offer to serve on McConnell’s Board was, “I’m honored.  I look forward to learning all I don’t know, and to contributing to an organization whose work I have long been inspired by and respected.”

For more information on The McConnell Foundation:  www.mcconnellfoundation.org

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