Grants To You

Volunteers Assisting Nonprofits With Their Grant Writing

Board of Directors

Name Title Council Assignment
Paul BaskinBoard MemberPresident
Paul Baskin founded Grants To You in 2002 in Camarillo, CA. and now serves as a member of its board of directors and as the acting President. As of this date Grants To You has graduated over 1,000 volunteers who have helped their designated nonprofits win in excess of $3.6 million. Paul is a UCLA graduate with a BA in Human Services. He has served in management positions in Corporate America for over 43 years working for a number of the largest and most dynamic corporations in the U.S. Paul retired in 2001. Since his retirement, Paul has volunteered for a number of organizations including Big Brothers, Circles of Support, Food Share and the Cancer Support Community.
Shirley BaskinBoard MemberClass Coordinator and Graduate Surveys
In 2002 the Yavapai County Arizona chapter of Grants to You was established. As the chapter coordinator Shirley established the Advisory Council whose members were asked to volunteer to help the chapter in its efforts. The first teacher (Bruce Solper) was recruited to instruct and to help find a free classroom for quarterly classes. The chapter operated successfully until 2013, when a chapter coordinator could not be found after her relocation. Most of my background has been in education - administration and teaching - elementary, high school, community college, private college. Other experience is varied including Volunteer Coordinator for RSVP (retired senior volunteer program); legal office manager; international sales office coordinator. Formal education includes: BS education; 35+ hours of post-graduate classes; life-time teaching credential (CA); CBEST certificate Volunteer positions: President, Yavapai Symphony Guild; Long Term Care Ombudsman; United Way; Circles of Support
Lynne Gelber PhDSecretary of the BoardClass Curriculum & Chapter Coach
Lynne Gelber PhD began her service to Grants To You in 2006 in Saratoga County, NY by serving on the Chapter Advisory Council which supported the Area Coordinator. She then took on the role of class instructor, then Area Coordinator and then joined the Board of Directors where she provides direction and content for our live and online classes. Lynne earned her PhD at the University of Colorado and is a Professor Emerita at Skidmore College in Saratoga Spring. Dr. Gelber has published two books. "The Shape and Space of Paul Claudel's Art Criticism" and "The Voices and Silence, Andre' Malraux". Lynne also serves with a number of local nonprofits including Planned Parenthood, Soroptimists and Domestic Violence Services.
Joy ConnellBoard MemberTreasurer
Joy is the President/CEO of JC Accounting & Tax Services where she provides accounting, bookkeeping, tax and financial management services for her clients. Previously she was a Corporate Controller, a financial analyst and a staff accountant. Joy passed the CPA exam. She has a BS in Accounting from California Lutheran University and a Certificate in Taxation from UCLA.
Judith BarnettBoard MemberIT and Web Management
Judith is the CEO of Vyndyco Corporation, a company specializing in web and media production, with skill sets that include web development and programming, database design and analysis, film sound & production, internet and computer technology, media and data preservation. She has been a computer/management consultant and owner of her own business since 1982. Judith attended the University of Central Florida where she focused on Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence, and is currently working toward an advanced degree in Old Testament Theology. She serves on the board of several non-profits, including San Francisco based Friends of the Beat Museum.
Open PositionMarketing/Social MediaPromote classes, chapters & funding
Open board member positionStrategic PlanningHelp to upgrade the effectivenes of the board
The Strategic Planning and Operations board member will be responsible for defining and driving Grants To You forward to meet its mission and vision, utilizing his or her skills to skillfully interact and motivate existing board members and former graduates so that the number of class members increases along with the success of graduates in obtaining grants for their designated nonprofit(s).
Open PositionBoard MemberFunds Development/Grants