Tellico Community Foundation has added two individuals to its advisory board.

Marsha Herzog and Joe Marlette will join TCF leadership that includes chairman Joe Beyel, vice chairman Maureen Beyel and board members John Bordelon, Teri Bordelon, Jerry Fox, Marty Hulett and Trudy Hughes.

Herzog came to Tellico Village from Ohio in 2014. Her professional career of more than 30 years with International Paper consisted in various general management, sales, strategic planning, purchasing and technology positions. As a Villager she has served on the Tellico Village HomeOwners Association board, the Tellico Village Property Owners Association trails committee and is still the lead administrator for Tellico Life. She has three adult children, five grandchildren and two spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She’s a boater who has an interest in golf.

Marlette and his wife, Laurel, generally support organizations promoting human health, family development and education. A native of Ohio, Marlette spent 35 years with Dow Chemical Company and six years with Aearo Technologies as a senior vice president for operations and research and development. He came to Tellico Village in 2001 and served on the POA Board of Directors, with three years as president. He has been involved in the United Way of Monroe County, the Boys & Girls Club of Monroe Area and the East Tennessee Foundation. The Marlettes have two sons and four grandchildren. Marlette is a woodworker, traveler and wine maker using wine kits.

TCF exists to enrich the lives of Tellico Village residents and the greater community by evaluating and addressing community issues, connecting generosity to programs and projects and nurturing a culture of charitable giving. TCF has identified high impact focus areas for future grant-making, which were identified by a series of studies and assessments. The areas are support for seniors, community enrichment, early childhood literacy and the opioid crisis.

TCF is an affiliate fund of the East Tennessee Foundation. ETF, established in 1986, is a regional community foundation serving 25 counties in East Tennessee. With the mission to provide philanthropic leadership inspiring donors to make lives better and communities stronger in enduring ways across generations, ETF administers numerous affiliate funds.

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Joe Bogardus is a marketing volunteer for the Tellico Community Foundation.