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For Immediate Release
February 25, 2022
Contact: Cristina Valdivia Aguilar,, (916) 508-9018

California Volunteers Welcomes Lindsay Fox as Commission Chair

Lindsay Fox of Fresno voted Chair of the California Volunteers Commission

SACRAMENTO – This week at their quarterly meeting, the California Volunteers Commission elected Lindsay Fox, President and CEO of United Way Fresno and Madera Counties, to serve as Chair of the Commission. The bipartisan California Volunteers Commission supports California Volunteers, Office of the Governor with uniting Californians in service and empowering everyone to take action in their communities.

Lindsay is preceded in her position as Chair by Kathy McKim, Senior Vice President for the Hawksbill Group. Kathy led the California Volunteers Commission as Chair for two terms, a total of four years. We thank Kathy for her tireless efforts to increase service and volunteerism in California. Lindsay will lead the Commission at a time of growth due to historic investments from the Governor and legislature into California Volunteers.

“Lindsay represents the best of California — she is a tenacious leader committed to expanding opportunities for Californians to make positive impacts on their communities,” said California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday. “We are thrilled to have a representative from the Central Valley lead the work of the California Volunteers Commission.”

Lindsay has led United Way Fresno and Madera Counties since February 2016, spearheading efforts to help working families thrive and promoting equity. Their work focuses on the intersecting and comprehensive supports and services in the areas of financial stability, education, and health. Lindsay was raised in the Fresno area and attended Clovis schools before receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UC Davis and her Master’s Degree of Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State. Her time in Sacramento included a stint in the California State Assembly, including serving as a prestigious Jesse Marvin Unruh Fellow. Lindsay also spent several years at the Foundation Consortium for California’s Children and Youth, managing a state level public-private partnership between the foundations and the California Department of Education.

“This is an incredible time to advance opportunities for service for all Californians,” stated Fox. “Volunteering and service makes a difference at so many levels, it is a worthy investment for all of us. I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to chair the California Volunteers Commission and be a part of this movement to advance service.”

Yvette Radford will continue to serve as Vice-Chair of the Commission. Yvette is the Regional Vice President for External and Community Affairs at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. The California Volunteers Commission is a 25-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor that supports California Volunteers. Its role is to carry out the mission and objectives of California Volunteers and fulfill the statutory responsibilities for State Commissions under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993.


Led by California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday, California Volunteers, Office of the Governor empowers Californians to take action to improve their communities. #CaliforniansForAll is a California Volunteers service initiative launched in response to COVID-19 to establish a volunteer corps to support the state’s response to emergencies and disasters.