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ABOUT US

Old Riverside Foundation is a non-profit civic organization incorporated July 25, 1979. We are dedicated to the recognition, appreciation, and preservation of the built environment (buildings, feats of engineering, parks, avenues, landscaping features, and archeological remains) throughout Riverside and the Inland Empire.

  • Encourage the conservation of Historic Neighborhoods
  • Sponsor educational programs on Historic Preservation (meetings, seminars, technical information, walking tours, publications, etc.)
  • Provide information on tax advantages and grants available from local, state, and federal agencies for the preservation of commercial and residential properties
  • Create imaginative programs for the continued and adaptive reuse of sites and structures
  • Assist homeowners and building trades to learn preservation requirements and techniques for the preservation and maintenance of heritage structures
  • Promote dialogue among all preservation groups and individuals

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dave Stolte
President
Design director Dave Stolte joined the board in June, 2019 and was elected President in 2021. He brings forty years of experience in design and illustration to help bolster ORF’s public-facing visuals, serves on the Awards committee, and is editor for our newsletter.

Michael Gentile
Vice President
Mike joined the board in 2014 and began by serving as Treasurer from 2014 to 2017. Since 2017, he has served as board President. He also serves as chair of the Grants Committee.

Ruth West
Treasurer
Ruth has been Membership Chair since 2016, and a board member twice for a total of six years, the latest stretch beginning in 2015. She does a lot of behind-the-scenes work for ORF, and hosts Weber House tours.

Nancy Parrish
Secretary
Nancy has been a board member twice for a total of ten years, with the latest stretch beginning in 2013. Nancy has been the annual Vintage Home Tour Chairman for 14 years.

Carol McDoniel
Carol joined the board after completing her internship and Master’s degree in History with an emphasis in Public History, in 2013.

Jennifer Gamble
Jennifer has been a board member twice for a total of six years, the latest stretch beginning in 2017. Jennifer specializes in buying and selling vintage and historic properties in Riverside. She has been on the Membership Committee since 2017.

Nanci Larsen
Nanci is Director of Audience Development & Administration as well as a docent and tour guide for the Mission Inn, is a board member of the Riverside Downtown Partnership and is Vice Chair of the Downtown Area Neighborhood Alliance. Nanci joined the board in September, 2019.

Rebekah Manning
Rebekah joined the board in April 2018. She has extensive experience with non-profit organizations, especially with event planning, as well as a strong interest in Riverside history and architecture. She is on the Events, Awards, and Grants committees.

Rich Vandenberg
Rich became a board member in October 2021. He is a lifelong resident of Riverside, and specializes in financing of vintage and historic homes in the downtown area. Along with his wife Marisha, they have lovingly restored two vintage homes in Riverside. A recent empty nester, Rich is excited about having the time to give back to the city that gave him so much. Rich also serves on the board for DANA.

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A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization