Local Philanthropy Experts

Our professional staff members are ready to help you match your giving interests with community needs and opportunities. We can work with your professional advisor to ensure your gift meets your charitableóas well as personal and financialógoals.

Kristen A. Beall, Ed.D.

President and CEO

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Kristen Beall, Ed.D. is President and CEO of Kern Community Foundation, and President of Kern Real Estate Foundation. Dr. Beall has 30 years of leadership experience in a unique combination of public and private accounting, education and philanthropy.

Dr. Beall holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, a master's degree in education from Point Loma Nazarene University, a clear California teaching credential, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Beall has spent a large portion of her adult life involved in Kern County philanthropy, serving as president of the Lori Brock Children's Museum, treasurer of the Junior League of Bakersfield, board member for the Girl Scouts, Joshua Tree Council and steering committee member for the Bakersfield Women's Business Conference and American Cancer Society's Oktoberfest. Most recently, she serves as a founding member of the Women's and Girls' Fund of Kern County Vision Committee and advisor to students in the Jim Burke Education Foundation Dreambuilder program. Dr. Beall also serves on the Board of Trustees for California Health Science University and the Board of Directors for Valley PBS.

While originally from Southern California, Dr. Beall has proudly called Kern County her home for the past 30 years.

Danette M. Rinehart

Manager of Finance and Administration

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Danette Rinehart is Manager of Finance and Administration of Kern Community Foundation. She joined the Foundation in August 2007.

Previously, she was a small business owner of Network and Database Solutions and was a production database consultant for Midway Sunset Cogeneration, a subsidiary of Southern California Edison.

Danette is a graduate of California State University, Bakersfield with a degree in Business Administration. She is a certified Microsoft Systems Engineer and Database Administrator.

Britny N. Boos

Scholarship Coordinator

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Britny Boos is the Scholarship Coordinator for Kern Community Foundation. Britny plays a key role in assisting nonprofit organizations and students in reaching their highest potential through the financial assistance provided by the donors of Kern Community Foundation. Britny has her Masterís degree in Educational Counseling and a passion for working for and serving students in our community. Previously, Britny has spent time working as a College Peer Advisor for Cal-SOAP.

When Britny is not meeting with students, she enjoys spending time with her husband Travis, going to Dodger games, and traveling in the summer months.