Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) has appointed a new chair of trustees.
Jane Hartley is a director of family business Trevornick Holiday Park, and has been a trustee at CCF for the past eight years and vice chair since 2014.
She replaces outgoing chairman, The Hon Evelyn Boscawen, who will continue as a trustee of the foundation.
Hartley is an enthusiastic Cornish philanthropist and has served on many Cornwall Community Foundation panels, including the grants committee and the events committee. Her family charitable trust, the Albert Van Den Bergh Charitable Trust, has donated substantially to the foundation and established a named fund.
Last year she was appointed High Sheriff of Cornwall, an independent, non-political Royal appointment, an office dating back to Saxon times.
“I am delighted to have been elected as chair by the foundation’s board of trustees,” she said.
“I have always been inspired by giving back to the county I love. It is sad that we live in this beautiful county but that so many people are disadvantaged and struggling in their communities. Cornwall Community Foundation is about giving for Cornwall. It brings together people who want to support Cornwall with the communities that need help.
“I would like to thank Mr Boscawen for the leadership and support he has provided for the foundation in his four years as chair. Thanks to Mr Boscawen and previous chairs, the foundation is well placed to meet the challenges of the future.”