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About Us

We are your local community foundation providing scholarships and grants to non-profits. We also collaborate with regional non-profits by investing their endowment funds and earn market rates of return.

Onward! is currently managing over 55 funds with total assets over $3.1 million.

Guiding Principles

Invest donor funds responsibly to preserve capital, provide growth, and earn income for grant making.

Create and encourage methods for philanthropic giving to meet financial goals for a variety of donors.

Identify, improve, and assist in addressing the needs of the Four Corners' communities.

Foster understanding and cooperation among diverse cultural and ethnic groups.

Onward! Staff

Chuck

Chuck R. Forth

Executive Director

Chuck graduated from London Central High School, England, attended the University of Colorado, Boulder and earned a BA in Mathematics while completing Air Force ROTC. After serving in the Air Force at Nellis AFB for four years, he separated and went to Fort Lewis for classes towards a CPA. In 1999, Chuck earned his CPA and later formed Forth & Associates, PC. He was a founding board member of Onward! in 2002 and become the Executive Director in 2008. Chuck is married to Tess Montano Forth, and they have two beautiful girls.

Nicci

Nicci Gray Crowley

Relations Director

Nicci graduated from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Mass Communications. Over her professional career (with CBS News, Destination Hotels & Resorts and the University of Denver), she garnered extensive experience in marketing, design, and event management. Nicci moved to the four corners area in 2004. She and her husband, Chris, enjoy watching their son and daughter play sports. Nicci volunteers on multiple boards in our community. She also enjoys dancing, reading with a cup of hot tea, and
Netflix binging.

Tharimae

Tharimae Jones

Administrative Assistant

Tharimae has worked with Onward! for five years and has a background in bookkeeping & accounting.  In addition to working with Onward!, she also works for Forth & Associates, PC.  Born in Shiprock, NM, she has lived in Cortez since she was 2 years old. She is mother to one daughter & recently had the joy of sending her out to seek her own adventure. Tharimae enjoys decorating cakes, painting and arranging flowers. If you see her away from work, she probably has her nose in a book. Her favorite types of novels include mysteries and suspense.

Onward! Board of Directors

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Pete Montano

President
Biography

MB

M.B. McAfee

Vice President
Biography

Suzanne

Suzanne Butterfield

Secretary
Biography

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Youvonne Neeley

Treasurer
Biography

Robby

Robby Henes

Director
Biography

Laura

Laura Herrick

Director
Biography

Stephen

Stephen Hanson

Director
Biography

Errin

Errin Walker

Director
Biography

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Rick Fleming

Director
Biography

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Shere Holleman

Director
Biography

Onward! Investment Advisory Committee

Investment-Committee-2016

Pictured left to right:
Andrew Cuckie, Byron Maynes, Doug Greene, Chuck Forth, Todd Helms, Marty McKean, Joe Turner (not pictured: Walt Henes)