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Mission, Goals & Philosophy
Find out more about our mission to improve the health of the people of California and how we define health and wellness.
History & Financial Statements
Learn about our founding in 1992, our grantmaking history and how to access our audited IRS financial statements.
Code of Ethics
Read about the safeguards TCWF has put in place to ensure that we are accountable, ethical and responsible in our stewardship of grant dollars.
Board & Staff
TCWF's current Board of Directors and staff members by department.
Open positions available with the Foundation are listed in this section.
Interim President and CEO
Colburn “Cole” S. Wilbur, M.B.A., was named interim president and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation on June 19, 2013. The Foundation worked with the Center for Nonprofit Management to appoint Wilbur to serve in the position until a permanent successor is recruited.
He is a trustee and former president of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a position he held from 1976 to 1999. As president and as a trusted philanthropic advisor to both David and Lucile Packard and their children, Wilbur guided the foundation through periods of unprecedented and sustained growth in assets, grantmaking and staff. Now as trustee, he is active in support of the foundation’s environmental initiatives. Prior to joining the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, he was the executive director and CEO of the Sierra Club Foundation. He also worked in international banking and managed a computer service bureau.
In 1999, Wilbur received the Distinguished Grantmaker Award from the Council on Foundations. He served as a senior fellow at the Council from 1999 to 2000 and, in 2005, was appointed interim president and CEO. He has been a member of the Council’s Family Philanthropy Program and is currently on the faculty of its Essential Skills and Strategy training programs.