The Whittenberger Foundation is managed by a seven-member Board of Managers who serve without compensation. The original Board of Managers was appointed by Mrs. Ethel B Whittenberger in her will.Successors are appointed by the existing Board.
The Board holds regular quarterly meetings and such special meetings as business requires.Review of grant applications is made during the fall of each year.
As a private foundation, the Whittenberger Foundation is subject to the Internal Revenue Code, the rules of regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service relating to private foundations, and the statutes and regulations of the State of Idaho.
Annual reports of the activities of the Foundation are submitted to the Internal Revenue Service of the United States and to the Attorney General of the State of Idaho.
The Whittenberger Foundation grants financial support only and does not directly administer programs.The Board of Managers has sole discretion in the allocation of funds and the selection of grantees as set forth in Mrs. Whittenberger’s will.
Board Chair, Scott Gipson
Scott Gipson is a native Idahoan born in Moscow and raised in Caldwell. He attended the University of Idaho obtaining his B.S in Political Science in 1990 and Juris Doctor in 1993. Scott began work with Caxton Printers Ltd. In 1993 and was named vice president and publisher of the Caxton book publishing division, Caxton Press in 1999. He was named President of The Caxton Printers in 2011.
Scott has served on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Idaho and of the Log Cabin Literary Center as well as on the national board for the Vandal Scholarship Fund of the University of Idaho. Scott currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The College of Idaho. He and his wife Dawn Duncan Gipson have two children, Zachary and Samantha.
Scott has served with the Foundation Board of Managers since January 2004.
Elaine Carpenter, Vice Chair
Elaine Carpenter is a Canyon County native and has lived in Caldwell since 1966. Elaine and her husband Bob founded Carpenter Screen Printing in 1968. They have two sons, and two granddaughters. Elaine has served on the boards of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, the Caldwell Public Library, the Boise District of the Small Business Administration, the Caldwell Fine Arts, as a Caldwell City Councilman, and worked actively to bring the YMCA to Caldwell. She is currently a member of the Caldwell Historic Preservation Commission and the Caldwell Family YMCA Advisory Committee.
Elaine has served with the Board of Managers since January 2004.
Mike Groff - Board Secretary
Mike Groff is a Certified Public Accountant and a partner in the accounting firm of Ripley Doorn and Company, P.L.L.C. He has lived in Caldwell since his graduation from the University of Idaho in 1982.
Over the last 25 years Mike has been active in numerous civic organizations in Caldwell and the Treasure Valley and has enjoyed coaching youth soccer, baseball, football, basketball and track. Most recently he was a member of the steering committee to bring the Treasure Valley Family YMCA to Caldwell, and he continues to be an active supporter of the Y through advisory boards and the Strong Kids Campaigns.
Mike has served on the Board of Managers since 2008.
Estella O. Zamora, Treasurer
Estella Ozuna Zamora, is a Caldwell resident. She migrated here with her family for years until the family settled here in 1964. Estella is a founding member and active in the Canyon Area Human Rights Task Force. She is on the Idaho Human Rights Commission serving as President since 2000. She is a Commissioner on the Caldwell Housing Authority Board, is active in the Caldwell Lions Club. She has also served on the Northwest Regional Education Lab Board of directors since 1999 and is currently serving on the Executive Committee. She had the privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Coalition for Malicious Harassment. She is active on several Canyon County organizations working on issues that make our Community a better place to live. Estella is Interpreter/Interpreter Coordinator for Canyon County.
Estella and her husband Romero have two children and three grandchildren. Estella has served with the Foundation Board of Managers since February 2000.
Laura Keller Moylan was born and raised in Caldwell. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Westminster College of Salt Lake City and an M.Ed in Educational Administration from the University of Idaho. She has worked as an elementary school teacher in both Utah and Idaho, served as the principal of Van Buren Elementary School in Caldwell School District and as the Director of Federal Programs, Curriculum and Assessment in Homedale School District. Beyond her professional work as an educator she actively supports her community through volunteer work with the YMCA and the Strong Kids Campaign and various school and church related committees and projects. She is currently living in Boise with her husband Brent and daughter Sophie.
Laura was appointed to the Whittenberger Board of Managers in July 2012.
Pat Miller was born in Caldwell and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1977. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in economics in 1981 and from the University of Idaho law school in 1984. After graduation, Pat clerked in the U.S. District Court of Idaho for two years and then joined the law firm of Givens Pursley in Boise where he has been a partner since 1990.
Pat's wife Chris is a native of Fruitland, Idaho and is an art teacher at St. Joe's School in Boise. Pat and Chris have two daughters in college. Pat previously served on the Board of Trustees for the Boise Schools Educational Foundation and is a member of Rotary International and the Treasure Valley YMCA.
Dean J. Miller (Emeritus)
Dean (Joe) Miller was appointed to the Board in 1984. An attorney, Mr. Miller is a Caldwell native and practiced law in Caldwell from 1976 to 1986. He then served as a member of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission until 1994. Since then he has been a partner in the firm of McDevitt & Miller in Boise, Idaho. He is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara and the University of Idaho College of Law.
Past Board Members
CORALIE WESTON is a native Idahoan, raised in Boise and graduated from the University of Idaho. Coralie has been a community leader in Thursday Musicale, AAUW, Hospital Auxiliary, Boise Master Chorale and as state president of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and volunteers with the YMCA and Red Cross. She served ten years on the Caldwell Library Board.
With two partners, Coralie owned and operated The Cloth Merchants, a retail fabric store until 1988. She was office manager for Drs. Langley and Lloyd until her retirement in 2003. Coralie was appointed to the Whittenberger Foundation Board of Managers in February, 2000.
After decades of service Corky Weston has recently announced her retirement from the Whittenberger Foundation Board of managers.