Carol Van Bruggen
Carol has been a partner in the respected financial planning firm of Foord, Van Bruggen, Ebersole and Pajak Financial Services for over 25 years and an active member of Point West Rotary where she became the first woman member in 1989. Carol’s firm won a People Helping People Award in 1995 for Community Involvement in Charitable Organizations.. Carol has co-authored three books during the 25 years as a Certified Financial Planner and member of the National Speakers Association. She is also the creator and CEO of ERC Systems, an online directory for Artists, Speakers, and the Film Industry as well software development for various Arts Agencies. Carol is President of ERC Travel, which leads tours of Zambia for small groups annually. Carol has been active on many boards and raised money for numerous non-profit organizations.
She helped found, and was president of, the Student Buddy Organization (now Communities in Schools), Point West Rotary Foundation and California Musical Theatre Foundation She is on the founding advisory Board of the World Music and Dance Festival first presented in September 2008 and the Africa Hope Fund founded in 2009, where she is still President. Her passion for Africa has provided a conduit by which Point West Rotary has been able to fund a primary school in eastern Zambia by building a classroom, and providing additional teachers and school supplies on an ongoing basis.
Carol is a familiar voice in the Media as she has hosted shows and provided financial reports for KFBK News Radio, KVIE Public Television, KCRA Channel 3, KVOR Channel 13 and both the Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Business Journal.