The ServiceSource Foundation Board of Trustees recently announced the election of two new members. Phoebe Craven, an active member of the Delaware philanthropic community and Maria Chaloux, a metro DC-based human capital and transition services small business owner, joined the board in August.
Craven’s primary philanthropic support to ServiceSource has been to the Extended Guidance and Employment for Adults with Autism program, which was launched in Delaware in 2011. There are few specialized employment programs for people with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome nationally, and this program was the first of its kind in Delaware. Phoebe’s support was instrumental in the initial success and future plans to expand the program to additional ServiceSource locations.
"It has been a privilege to be part of the ServiceSource family for the last 10 years, where I have witnessed the growth of programs and services for the people served by this organization," said Phoebe. "I look forward to helping the ServiceSource Foundation increase the charitable support of its programs throughout the Delaware region."
Chaloux joins the board with over 10 years of experience in human capital services. In 2005, she founded the Leclat Group, a strategic executive search firm and human capital services provider. This year she co-founded Eclat Transitions, a public to private career transitions services company created to help military, federal law enforcement and other government personnel successfully transition from government service to the private sector. She plans on using this background to support the philanthropic reach of the Foundation, particularly in its mission to serve wounded veterans.
"I am honored to be part of the Foundation Board of Trustees," said Chaloux. "I have been inspired by the work of ServiceSource and look forward to using my experience to support ServiceSource’s important programs, including services for veterans with disabilities.
"The addition of Ms. Chaloux and Ms. Craven to the Board of Trustees will strengthen the philanthropic reach of the ServiceSource Foundation and help raise much needed funds to support programs and services for the people with disabilities served by ServiceSource," said Bruce Wardinski, chairman of the ServiceSource Foundation. "We are excited about the skills and experience they bring with them to the board."
About the ServiceSource Foundation
The ServiceSource Foundation was created to raise and distribute funding for programs that serve people with disabilities. To date, it has raised over $3.2 million to support programs for people with disabilities. For more information about the ServiceSource Foundation, visit www.servicesource.org/giving.