The Foundation is deeply saddened to announce that Anne Woodell has passed away on Wednesday, January 25th. Anne was a founding member of the Foundation in 1981. She was also the second woman to serve on the Oakland Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, a position she held for 27 years. She was a legendary figure in Oakland, and a nationally-recognized champion for parks and recreation. She will be sorely missed.
A memorial service will be held for her on Saturday, February 18 at 1 pm, at the Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Blvd, Oakland. At the request of several of Anne's friends, the Foundation is establishing a fund named in her honor. The Fund's purpose will be determined and announced soon. For more information about the fund, and about Anne's remarkable life, please visit the Anne Woodell Memorial Fund page.