Giving Back

“My grandmother is responsible for instilling in me the desire to give and to be of service,” says Sandy Mailliard. “I come from a long line of “gifters,” people with a social conscience sharing what we have. So when I learned about the Community Foundation I knew I wanted to set up a fund.”  The […]

Giving Back: A Family’s Legacy

The Gowan name is known throughout our region for wonderful local apples and produce, so it does not come as a surprise that the history of Cecil and Alice (nee Studebaker) Gowan’s family in Mendocino County is deep and rich. Both sets of Alice’s grandparents moved to the Anderson Valley in the 1860’s. Notably one of her grandfathers traded sixteen horses for his initial home property in Philo. Cecil’s family moved to the Anderson Valley from Shelter Cove in 1902 when Cecil was 13.