Cheri Cooley-Hick

Vital Ground Trustee since April 2024
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Cheri brings deep business and philanthropy experience in the Pacific Northwest region to Vital Ground’s board. With a real estate background as the owner of Top Notch Homes, Cheri has also worked in development for the Oregon Ballet Theatre and has board experience with Sea Watch, Wildcat Haven, Pink Sistas, Play it Forward, Cascade Investment and Management Group and CASA. She brings a particular expertise and passion for event organizing, having coordinated numerous galas and other major nonprofit fundraisers.

Cheri and her husband, Ken Hick, reside in Happy Valley, Ore. Both joined the Vital Ground board as trustees in 2024 after several years getting to know the organization as donors.

“I was very moved by Vital Ground,” says Cheri. “It is a huge undertaking and it is amazing to see the progress that is being made towards this goal. Ken are I are extremely happy to be a part of it!”