The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, selected for demonstrating a high level of commitment to the Tahoe Region and a personal involvement in community engagement. We are very pleased to introduce our newest member, Colleen Chapman.
As a young girl Colleen spent a lot of time at Tahoe visiting and vacationing here with her family. Her father was a broker for Dart Industries, the original developer of Tahoe Donner. It was during her childhood at Tahoe that she developed her love for skiing and while in high school and college was a big skier. Today she is much more satisfied to go off to a book club or walk her dogs.
When her own children were young they too were introduced to Tahoe and all the activities available from the beach to the mountains. It was no surprise when Colleen retired from her banking career in 2002 she would move to Tahoe with her husband Art.
Colleen’s career was in banking and started in San Francisco at The Chartered Bank of London which merged with Union Bank. Her career was filled with many major accomplishments but she also found time to become involved in philanthropy and worked with many social service agencies focusing on her passions of seniors and human services.
Once in Tahoe full time she naturally found many local non-profits within the Tahoe Basin to become involved in and help. As a board member at Parasol she is excited about making a positive difference in the region as giving back to the community has always been her personal philosophy and it has been instilled in her own children. Colleen is very proud of the volunteer work both daughters find time to do with their own busy lives.
“As a board member at Parasol my goal is to help make a positive difference in the Tahoe Region by collaborating with and supporting our non-profit partners,” Chapman said. “I am thrilled to be part of an organization which is so well run and with so many dynamic people,” she said.
Colleen also enjoys traveling, reading, and walking her dogs along the many paths in Incline Village.
“It is so exciting to be able to see the lake every day,” she said.