Board of Directors

Current board members:

Kris Knudson

Claire Luke
Vice President

Ms. Susan Cope

Mrs. Pam Mathis

Ms. Kris Wyatt

Mr. Stan Nader

Dr. Dennis Mayhew

Marcia Kuhlman

Linda Maxwell

Ellen Fickewirth


Kris Knutson


Kris Knutson is a retired educator of thirty years.  He spent the last twenty-two years educating the students of Lincoln in the Western Placer Unified School District as both a principal and a teacher.  Kris is very involved in the Lincoln Community.  He is a seventeen year member of the Lincoln Host Lions Club.  He earned his Bachelors Degree in Business and Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his Masters Degree in Education from National University in Sacramento.


Claire Luke

Vice President

Claire Luke retired after 17 years as CEO of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce in Virginia.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from California State University at Sacramento and
taught for a number of years until moving with her husband and children around the United States
as an Air Force family. Claire served as a volunteer teacher, Red Cross worker, and in many other
categories in communities where her husband was assigned. She is an involved member of the Lincoln
community as an active member of the Rotary Club of Lincoln and the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce.
Her life has been dedicated to her family and serving others through her community service activities.


Pam Mathus



Susan Cope


Susan Cope retired from Hewlett Packard after 28 years as a project and account manager. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has been a board member of LCF for over 10 years and is also a board member of the Friends of McBean Park.

The Lincoln Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 73-1677611.