BOARD OF ADVISORS
Anne Swayne Keir, President
Raised in Orange County and now living in Hawaii, Anne is president of The Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation. In addition to leadership of her family’s foundation she is the founder of Hawaii’s first Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) chapter.
Anne currently serves on the Association of Small Foundations’ Next Generation Committee and previously served on the Impact Working Group. She worked with the Resource Generation Family Philanthropy program serving for 2 years on the planning committee for the Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy Retreat. She facilitates foundation convenings in Hawaii and Orange County, California. Anne is a certified family foundation consultant trained at 21/64.
Anne also volunteers her time and skills to local non-profits. She serves on the board of The Hawaii Art Alliance, and KUA, (formerly the Hawaii Community Stewardship Network). She has served on the planning committee of the Hawaii Non-Profit Conference for the past two years. She is a frequent presenter on panels and workshops in Hawaii and elsewhere.
Judy Swayne, Founder
Co-founder of the Swayne Family Foundation. Founder of the Orange County Community Foundation. Judy Swayne passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 29, 2014 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Judy leaves an unparalleled legacy for all who call Orange County home. Her extraordinary accomplishments have changed the philanthropic landscape in Orange County forever.
Keith Swayne, Founder
Keith, along with his wife, Judy, co-founded the Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation. Prior to retirement from his business career, he served as CEO of Case Swayne Co. a major developer and processor of specialty sauces and seasonings for the food service and industrial markets and the successor company, Universal Food Solutions, a subsidiary of BestFoods/Unilever. Since retirement he has remained active in the community, and business, serving on a number of private company boards and non-profit boards, including, most recently, as Chair of the Orange County Community Foundation Board of Governors.
Keith, in 1997, was a regional winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was recognized by the California Association of Human Rights Organizations for his work in the Human Rights field. He was named Philanthropist of the Year at National Philanthropy Day in 2019. Keith has received numerous other awards for his work in the non-profit field. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Oregon and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Keith served as an officer in the Navy with duty in Vietnam. He was married 50 years to Judith, who passed away in 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. They have two children and one lovely granddaughter.
Besides serving as a director for the Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation, Robert (Bob) Wright founded Wright Ford Young & Co. CPAs in 1973. He retired as managing director in 2017 and currently is involved with the firm as a Tax Partner.
Bob has served on several of the firm’s client advisory boards and has been involved in client acquisition and divesture activities domestically as well as internationally. He has acted in the past as treasurer of The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach and Pathway School, a school dedicated to helping children with special learning difficulties. In addition to being a board member on the Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation, he is also the treasurer of Laurie Schoendorfer Endowment For Education. The Endowment fund provides education grants to needy participants, worldwide, that had previously been immobile due to a lack of wheelchair availability.
Rachel Tankersley, Administrator