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Yazmin Wood, Executive Director
Yazmin Wood is the new Executive Director of Legacy Regional Community Foundation.  

Wood has been actively involved in business, organization, and community development throughout her life.  Wood states, "One of the great joys in my life is the opportunity work in a position that allows me to make a difference in the world." Her personal experiences are eclectic as she has worked in leadership of non-profit organizations, in sales and marketing for a large corporation, as a clerk for city government and a teacher in the arts.  Each of these jobs informed the person she is today with broad experience which includes strategic planning, leadership and facilitation, non-profit management and fundraising.  Wood graduated from Southwestern College with her M.B.A. and was a part of Leadership Kansas in 2006.  Though not a native Kansan, Wood and her husband have lived in Cowley County for more than 25 years.  “This is where we base our several entrepreneurial efforts.  This is where our closest friends live,” she continues, “This is where we are raising our daughter.  This is home.”

Andrea McNown is the Chief Financial Officer for Legacy Regional Community Foundation.

McNown is the first point of contact for donors to Legacy. She handles all bookkeeping through our specialized community foundation software, Community Pearl. Born and raised in Cowley County, she is very familiar with the area and all that it has to offer. As a former retail business owner, she knows the importance of community involvement and support that a business needs. Her customer service skills are an asset and she is glad to help you in anyway that she can.

McNown celebrated 10 years of service with Legacy Foundation in January 2017.