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Management Team

  • John and Donna Carr, Founders
  • Bob Chesney, Digital Media
  • Lloyd Copenbarger, Legal
  • Lisa Hill, Social Media
  • Ed McClements, Student Fund
  • Doug McClure, Technology
  • Dr. J.J. Meier, General Media
  • Denise Snyder, Administrative

John and Donna Carr

John and Donna Carr

John and Donna came from humble beginnings growing up in the Midwest with Loving parents who taught them Good values.

A simple concept they employed between businesses and consumers in now known as "Cause Marketing". When a consumer purchased a product or service a Donation would go to a Charitable cause. This was in essence the beginning of the Charitable Giving Foundation.

Bob Chesney, Digital Media Production

Bob ChesneyBob Chesney has been producing digital videos for decades; several of these videos can be seen right here on the CGF website.

"My Living Legacy" Bob's production company, is listed on the CGF website and they are currently working on new digital video productions to help us share the word of our Mission.

Lloyd Copenbarger, Legal Adviser

Lloyd CopenbargerLloyd Copenbarger opened the firm known as Copenbarger & Associates in 1979. Specializing in Estate Planning that often includes contributions to their favorite charities.

Lloyd and company manages the legal aspects of the CGF organization and his legal firm is listed on the CGF website under "Legal Services"  Copenbarger & Copenbarger.

Lisa Hill, Social Media

Lloyd Copenbarger

Lisa Hill is the CEO of a successful marketing company. She has driven sales into the millions and created household brand recognition. Lisa's multimedia creativity and business alliances have brought awareness to companies, brands and individuals in retail and eCommerce sectors.

Lisa has served on Foundation Boards and participated in international community outreach. Lisa believes that the Charitable Giving Foundation is one of the most beautiful examples of branding companies, individuals and businesses who are truly heart-centered to positively influence global change. iloveyoujesusdoll.com


Ed McClements, Solar Energy Program

Ed McClementsEd McClements, ChFC, MSFS, CLU Senior Partner at Wright Realty Partners. General Manager - Professional Real Estate Investment & Financial Planning Group. Specialist in Leasing and Property Management, developer of the "Best Lease Report." Specialist in Short Sale, Loan Modification, and Foreclosure ALTERNATIVES. Over 25 years of Real Estate and Financial Planning Experience. ChFC Charter Financial Consultant, Degree in 1984. MSFS Master of Science in Financial Services, Masters Degree in 1984. CLU Charter Life Underwriter Degree in 1968. Life Member Million Dollar Round-table. National Leader in Employee Benefits John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co-Founder of Dana Point Community Bank. Ministry on the Book of Proverbs www.ProverbsForWisdom.com

Doug McClure, Technology

Doug McClure - By Pass EngineeringDoug McClure is the CEO of By Pass Engineering Inc. the developer of the CGF website and much of it's content.

By Pass Engineering, Inc. is an Information Technology and Marketing Services company specializing in Internet Business Development since 1990.

  • eCommerce Business Development
  • Mobile-Ready (Responsive) Web Design
  • Content Management/Customer Relations Solutions
  • Marketing and Communications (all channels)
  • Corporate Identity Branding and Promotions
  • Email Campaigns / Marketing Automation
  • Editorial, Article and Copy Writing
  • eLearning and eTutorial Production
  • Interactive Presentations
  • SEO/SEM/SMO Programs Management

Dr. J.J. Meier, Media Consultant

Dr. J.J. MeierDr. JJ Meier is a well known consultant with a long list of successes in producing TV commercials and infomercials. She is also involved with the Angels in Waiting Charity which helps young infants abandoned by their mothers.

Dr. JJ Meier is listed on the CGF website under the category of "Motivational Speakers (Presenters & Trainers)".

Denise Snyder, Administrative

Denise Snyder

Denise Snyder has many years of experience with high profile law firms as a Business Administrator and Paralegal. Her expertise is invaluable in supporting John to expand the Charitable Giving Foundation around the world. Denise's heart shines through to help people in whatever way she can and is an example of the principles on which the Charitable Giving Foundation was Founded.

Denise Snyder is listed on the CGF website under "Job Placement and Executive Search" Snyder & Associates and under "Books, News & Publications" Grief and Loss (Self Help)

Advisers and Mentors

Spiritual Advisers

  • Pastor Ron Bailey - San Jose, CA
  • Dr. F. Kenneth Beshore - D.D; Litt. D; D.SAC.TH.; PHD; TH.D. - Newport Beach, CA
  • Rev. Ron Ferrante, AAS, DCFS, CC, CPC - Dallas, TX
  • Ray Hahn - San Diego, CA
  • Ron Keller - Irvine, CA
  • David Komarnicki - Chester, PA
  • Rabbi Larry Feldman - Irvine, CA
  • Donald J. Nourse - Tustin, CA
  • Charles & Gwen Patrick - Compton, CA
  • Dr. Mark L. Richardson, BA, M.Div, D.Min - The Colony, TX
  • Stuart Orr - San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Ken Unger - Huntington, Beach, CA
  • Steve Wiggins - Memphis, TN
  • Ronald Zaucha - Laguna Hills, CA

John Carr's Mentors

  • Dr. Bill Bright 
  • Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
  • Earl Nightingale 
  • Napolean Hill
  • W. Clement Stone
  • William Penn Patrick
  • Zig Ziglar

Honorary Advisory Council

  • Ron Bailey - San Jose, CA 
  • Norm Bour - Irvine, CA 
  • Bob Chesney - Irvine, CA 
  • Venna Bishop - San Jose, CA 
  • Lloyd Copenbarger - Villa Park, CA 
  • Berny Dohrmann - Trinity, FL 
  • Ron Ferrante - Dallas, TX 
  • Ray Hahn - San Diego, CA 
  • Rick Kasel - Porter Ranch, CA 
  • Ron Klein - Sarasota, FL 
  • Bob Landi - Las Vegas, NV 
  • Fran Mainella, Clemson - SC 
  • Trisha Marshall - Newport Beach, CA 
  • Ed and Carol McClements -Santa Margarita, CA 
  • Doug and Carole McClure, San Diego, CA 
  • Dr. J.J. Meier - Big Bear, CA 
  • Charles & Gwen Patrick - Los Angeles, CA 
  • Dr. Mark L. Richardson - Dallas, TX 
  • Don & Sally Rosenbloom - Scottsdale, AZ 
  • Denise Snyder - Irvine, CA 
  • Lillian Walker - Newport Beach, CA 
  • Brandy Wells - Newport Coast, CA

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants