NWW Foundation

Stylized logo. In purple text are the letters "N W W". Below that in black letters reads "foundation". Along the bottom of the image are the words "in support of NW Works, Inc."

The NWW Foundation is a 509(a)(3) supporting charity, founded in 2018 to support NW Works, Inc. As a private foundation, the NWW Foundation disperses at least 5 percent of assets each year to NW Works, which helps cover program expenses for the organization. The Foundation is focused on both investing existing assets and fundraising additional assets to prepare for the future of NW Works.

Currently, most online donations made to NW Works via our website go to the NWW Foundation. However, donors can decide where their gifts will go and how they will be used, and we always honor our donor’s wishes and expectations.

It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, much like NW Works.

Debera Taylor
Chair of the Foundation

Debera Taylor is the current Chair of the NW Works Foundation and the Chief Executive Officer of NW Works. She brings extensive management experience from a number of large organizations, such as Fortessa Tableware Solutions; Sheetz, Inc.; and the National Wildlife Federation. 

Richard Kozlow
Richard Kozlow is the current Treasurer of the NWW Foundation. Rich retired from a career in the Financial Services industry, where he was an executive with multiple Fortune 100 firms. He started his career with a New York-based international Public Accounting firm. Rich's work took him to several major cities in the US and also included an extended tour in London where his responsibilities extended throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Rich is a Vietnam-era Veteran who served with the US Army in Korea. He is also the former Interim Chief Executive Officer of NW Works and the current Chair of the NW Works Board of Directors.
Ellen Mason

Ellen Mason is the Secretary of the NWW Foundation Board. She is also former member of the Board of Directors and a former Board President. A former nurse, Ellen brings a personal connection to NW Works, as the parent of a former client.

Jason Aikens
Board Member

Jason Aikens is a current member of the NWW Foundation, and a former President and Member of the NW Works Board of Directors. Jason is the Vice President of the Aikens Group and brings a unique combination of experience in business management, hospitality and real estate to NW Works. 

Forrest Limon
Board Member

Forrest Limon joined the NWW Foundation Board in 2020. A Financial Advisor at JP Morgan Chase, Forrest brings a fresh perspective to the Foundation and is eager to make a difference at NW Works. 

Kevin Lakin
Board Member
Kevin Lakin joined the board in 2020 and serves on the Finance Committee and the NWW Foundation Board. Kevin has brought a great deal of investment experience to NW Works, capitalizing on his experience as the Senior Vice President and Financial Officer of Truist Wealth and Truist Investment Services respectively. His board term expires on September 30, 2023.

NWW Foundation is managed by

Embedded image of black text against a white background. Text reads "The Bayliss Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. R. Williams Bayliss the third, CRPC. Managing Director of Investments. PIM Portfolio Manager. William T Armstrong Junior. Vice President Investment Officer and Financial Advisor. Wendy Payne, Senior Client Associate. Carolina Moyer, MBA and Officer Client Associate. 117 North Braddock Street, Suite 100. Winchester Virginia, 22601. Phone number: 540-545-7700. Fax number: 866-325-5151. email address: bill.bayliss@wfadvisors.com. Website: www.baylisswealth.com. Investments and Insurance products are not FDIC Insured. There are no bank guarantees and investments and insurance products may lose value."