Community Fund of Sun City West, Inc.

The Community Fund of Sun City West - Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

The Community Fund of Sun City West
2024 Board of Directors

President - Arlene Peterson  
Arlene and her husband retired to SCW in 2013.  Both are involved in numerous clubs.  Arlene joined the CF Board in 2015 and has been an active part of the Personal Needs Committee.  She also volunteers for the St Mary's Food Bank.  Before retiring, she worked as a program director for The Senior Hub in Denver, a nonprofit organization providing services to seniors.     

Vice-​President - JR Reese    
JR and her husband retired to Sun City West in 2000. JR had a successful career in financial management while raising two daughters and a beloved step daughter. Her initial post-retirement efforts were with Interfaith (now Benevilla) where she was Volunteer Manager for six years. This evolved into a life of volunteering in Sun City West; President of Community Fund of Sun City West as well as chair of the Personal needs committee, President of RISE lifelong learning of the governing council, Fire department instructor for CPR and fall prevention, Board member of ONN (our neighbor network), tax aide for AARP tax program, etc. She says "it brings me joy to help and be an active part of the community".
Treasurer - Robert Bowenkamp
     Bob and his wife retired to Sun City West in 2001.  His wife passed away in 2020. He holds both MS and MBA degrees. He has served on the Board since 2007, almost all of that time as Treasurer. His focus has been ensuring stability of the finances of the Fund while avoiding rationing of funds to individuals who qualify for assistance.   
Secretary - Dale Hornyan-Toftoy

  Dale spent her entire career in education as a speech/language therapist in the public schools in IL. Lucky enough to take an early retirement, she spent 10 years as a snowbird in SCW, joining several clubs and volunteering with Benevilla. When she joined the Community Fund in 2013 and became a member of the Personal needs Committee she found satisfaction working with the adult population served by the Community Fund.  She is proud to be involved with an organization where such a high percentage of the funds donated stay in the community to help individuals that qualify for financial assistance.   


Mary Adler
Bob Bass
​Kirby Kennedy
​Jan Marking
Bernie Meagher
Linda O'Donnell
Joanne Palaoro
Sharon Rodgers
​Carol Sarna
​Dick Schroeder
​Chris Simpson
​      If you would like to join us at a board meeting - normally conducted in the Powell Room of the Sun City West Foundation, please make arrangements in advance by calling our hotline number for detailed information. We meet the third Friday of each month, Sept - June.