Board of Directors

Debra GruenDebra Hershey Guren
President and CEO
Since 1990, President and CEO, Debra Hershey Guren has worked with over 220 organizations to fulfill the mission of The Hershey Foundation. During this time, over 899 grants have been made exceeding $22 million in funding.

Adam GruenAdam M. Guren
Vice President and Treasurer
In 2006, the trustees welcomed to the board, Debra’s son, Adam M. Guren, who currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer. Adam has been the treasurer since 2010. He represents the next generation to carry on the family tradition of philanthropy.

Carole Hershey WaltersCarole Hershey Walters
Carole Hershey Walters has been on the foundation board since its inception in 1986 and is currently the board secretary. Carole has a passion for the arts and the sciences.

Loren W. Hershey Esq.Loren W. Hershey Esq.
Loren W. Hershey has been on the board since 1988 and served as board treasurer from 1998 to 2009. Loren brings the historic perspective of the family’s values and philanthropy to the board.

Loren W. Hershey Esq.Zachary A. Guren
Zachary A. Guren joined the foundation board in 2016. Zach is proud that The Hershey Foundation has dedicated over 30 years to supporting children in Northeast Ohio and is excited about the opportunity to help carry that dedication into the future.

David J. WaltersDavid J. Walters
David J. Walters joined the foundation board in 2016. Dave recognizes just how much of an impact foundations such as ours can have on the community, and is proud to have the opportunity to be a part of the foundation’s work towards supporting positive change and growth in Northeast Ohio.

The Hershey Foundation trustees pledge to continue the philanthropic tradition established by Jo Hershey Selden in memory of her husband, Alvin A. Hershey — providing bridges of opportunity for the children of Northeast Ohio.