Giraffe Laugh Announces Three New Board Members

4094 West Chinden Blvd Suite 100
Garden City, ID 83714


For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Tina Leoncavallo
Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator
Giraffe Laugh
208-954-5457  ●

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center Announces Three New Board Members

Boise, ID (January 8, 2018) – Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center announces the appointment of three new members for a three-year term to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Emily Solly, Maria Thomas and Julie Waters. “All three of our newest Board Members embody the spirit of the community and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to ensure school readiness, build strong futures and empower families in the Treasure Valley,” says Lori Fascilla, Giraffe Laugh’s Executive Director.

Emily Solly is a Commercial Lender of Mountain West Bank and has been with the company since 2005. She holds a Credit Risk Certification and is a graduate of Boise State University. With strong roots in the Boise community, Emily looks forward to identifying and forging new partnerships for Giraffe Laugh. She also volunteers for United Way, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage and Festival of Trees.

Since 2015 Maria Thomas is Senior Tax Accountant of Deloitte Tax LLP and represents them at the Association of Latino Professionals for America. Graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting, Maria brings her 10 years expertise in compliance and finance to Giraffe Laugh. She also volunteers for United Way.

Julie Waters is employed by RecorGroup LLC, a premier consulting agency in the grocery brokerage industry, and owns Waters n’ Daughters Plumbing LLC with her husband. As a busy mom, Julie empathizes with many Giraffe Laugh parents who are striving for great childcare while bettering themselves. Julie looks forward to exploring new opportunities and using her experiences in event planning and social media for Giraffe Laugh.

About Giraffe Laugh: We are a local, non profit providing early education and nurturing to over 200 children in the Treasure Valley daily. We ensure school readiness, build strong futures and empower families.

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