What We Do

The Current Foundation

◊  The Board
◊  The Staff

Marshall Foundation, founded in 1930, seeks to enhance the lives of the citizens of Tucson and Pima County through its support of charitable and educational institutions. The Foundation gives primary consideration to organizations involved in health, education and youth-oriented projects and services.

Marshall Foundation is a private Foundation that is asset-based and receives its revenue from office and retail property rentals and leases generated from the Foundation’s real estate holdings, and not outside donations. The income from these properties and investments makes possible the significant charitable and educational work the Foundation does every year on behalf of the greater Tucson community.

The Foundation is legally obligated under its original charter to donate five percent of its fair market value every year to worthy non-profit organizations involved in community service and charitable programs. Since its founding, the Foundation has maintained a close, beneficial relationship with the University of Arizona. As a result, the University receives close to half of all donations made by the Foundation on a yearly basis. A good part of it is in the form of funds earmarked for various student scholarship programs.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors which meets once a month during the year. The Board sets Foundation policy and future direction and makes decisions on investments, projects and donations. The current Marshall Foundation Board officers and members are Chuck Jackson, President, George Steele, Vice-President, Anne Nelson, Treasurer, Bruce Shelton, Secretary, and Board Members Francisco Aguilar and Bruce Burke.

The Board
Chuck Jackson was appointed to Marshall Foundation Board of Directors in February of 1983 and has served as President since February of 1997. Chuck was President of Stewart Title & Trust of Tucson from 1974-1992 and Senior Vice-President and Regional Manager for Stewart Title Guaranty Company from 1992-1999 prior to retiring in June of 1999. He is currently a member of the Tucson Airport Authority.

George Steele, Vice-President, has been a member of the Board since September of 1995. He retired from Valley National Corporation in 1992 after 33 years in various management positions including Executive Officer for Southern Arizona, CEO of Valley National’s California subsidiary, Branch Manager and Agricultural Lender. His volunteer activities have included work on behalf of the Pima Community College Board of Governors, Arizona Public Media, Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Fiesta Bowl Committee.

Anne Nelson, Treasurer, has served on Marshall Foundation Board since 1993. She received a Masters degree from Harvard University in 1988 and served as an Administrative Officer at Dartmouth College. Recently retired, she has worked since 1988 as a senior vice-president wealth management & senior investment management consultant. Anne has served on a number of Boards in the community and was recognized as the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives in 1993.

Bruce Burke works at the Law Office of Bruce A. Burke, PC in Tucson, Arizona and has served as a trial & appellate attorney in Pima County and statewide for thirty-six years. Bruce has the highest peer established rating (“AV”) by Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory. Bruce graduated from the University of Arizona in 1971 with Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and in 1975 with a Juris Doctor. He received the Arizona Common Cause Public Service Award in 1991 and serves on a variety of community & charitable boards & commissions.

Francisco Aguilar, Board Member, is policy officer for The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. His work involves advancing the Foundation’s initiatives and building community relationships and partnerships. Prior to joining the Agassi Foundation, he served as senior counsel for Southwest Gas Corporation, special counsel to the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education and director of government relations and business development for Sunbelt Communications Company.

Bruce Shelton (Secretary) was appointed to Marshall Foundation as the student member in 2012. He is currently completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona where he is studying Finance and Spanish. After graduation, he will be moving to Dallas, TX where he will be working for the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

The Staff

The Foundation's day-to-day operations and financial accountability are the responsibility of a full-time manager and office staff. They include Jane McCollum, General Manager, Robin Feckner, Operations Coordinator and Pat Haller, Accounting and Finance.

Jane McCollum has served as the General Manager of Marshall Foundation since August 2003. Ms. McCollum oversees the operation of the Foundation and manages its real estate assets. Ms. McCollum has been employed as a commercial real estate property manager since 1984. Ms. McCollum has a B.S. in Journalism from Butler University and an M.S. in Education from National Louis University. She is a past president of Tucson CREW, serves on the ParkWise Commission, and volunteers with a variety of community and charitable organizations.

Pat Haller, Accounting Manager, became a part of Marshall Foundation family in February 2011. Pat has been in the accounting field in both public and private industries and has held positions in personnel and payroll, banking, a law enforcement agency, auto dealerships, auto insurance, construction, and property management in the Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Tucson areas.

Robin Feckner joined Marshall Foundation staff in March of 1997. Robin is the Office Manager and Maintenance Coordinator for the Foundation and its various commercial projects.