About the Woodforest Charitable Foundation
The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was established in The Woodlands, Texas in 2005. It was created by its founder, Woodforest National Bank, for the purpose of enriching communities through partnerships with charitable organizations.
The initial funding came from Woodforest National Bank and its officers, directors and employees. However, individuals, corporations and other foundations are also encouraged to show their support for the communities that Woodforest National Bank serves by making a donation to the Foundation. Tax-deductible donations can be made in the form of cash, securities, life insurance beneficiaries, and gift planning such as bequests, pension plan beneficiaries, and charitable remainder trusts.
As a private foundation, Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s primary purpose is to provide funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities. It is the Foundation’s wish to focus primarily on the communities that are served by Woodforest National Bank. The Foundation intends to pre-select the charities to which it will make gifts annually.
Robert E. Marling Jr.
Mr. Marling is President of the Woodforest Charitable Foundation. He is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Foundation. Mr. Marling is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Woodforest Financial Group, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Woodforest National Bank. Mr. Marling was the visionary of the Foundation; creating an organization in which Woodforest National Bank would continue its’ legacy of charitable giving and community support in areas served by WNB.
Vice President & Executive Director
Mrs. Marling is the Executive Director of the Foundation and Vice President of the Board of Directors. She is responsible for the leadership, strategic planning, organizational development, and implementation of all operational policies, practices and goals of the Foundation.
Mrs. Richmond is the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She is responsible for the oversight, management and reporting of the Foundation’s finances and regulatory compliance.
Dr. David Gottlieb
Dr. Gottlieb is a member of the Board of Directors. He serves as a liaison between the Foundation and charitable organizations within the community. He provides leadership and promotes collaboration between organizations to better serve those in need. Dr. Gottlieb is also Vice President of Strategic Relationships at Woodforest National Bank.
Ms. Hegemeyer is the Office Manager /Charitable Foundation Assistant. She is a collaborative member of the administrative team responsible for applying plans and strategies to accomplish goals and objectives within the Foundation.
Advisory Board Member
Mr. Marling is an Advisory Board member. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Marling is responsible for the monthly preparation of the Foundation’s financials. He is also an Accountant for Woodforest National Bank.