Sonora Odd Fellows Foundation
501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation          Tax ID: 81-5480002

For more information on the Sonora Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) lodge and upcoming events, please check the lodge's website:

The Sonora Odd Fellows Foundation Board of Directors are all insured members of the Sonora Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) who provide careful oversight of all funds donated.  

The purpose of the Board is to ensure all donations are accounted for and used for the intended purpose set by the donor.  The Board also ensures accurate reporting and sees that each donor receives a letter or certificate of donation with the Foundation's Tax ID for each and every tax-deductible donation.
The Sonora Odd Fellows Foundation is listed on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) list of recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, and is easily found on Guidestar, the world's largest source of information on non-profit organizations.

  1. Tom Hoffman
  2. Pat Dambacher
    Vice President
  3. Craig Dambacher
  4. Karen McGettigan
Tom Hoffman is an Eagle Scout and a charter member of the Farms of Tuolumne County, and joined the Sonora Odd Fellows in 2011 to bring the organization back to its roots . Since 1980, Tom has split his time between his ranch in Jamestown and the Bay Area.  After 38 years, Tom sold and retired from his high technology firm in the Bay Area in 2016.  

Tom is a strong believer in charity, and has served on the Board of Directors of other charities in the past. 
Pat Dambacher is an active Odd Fellow, who spends a lot of her free time organizing and helping with events. Pat is a dedicated member of the community with a long family history in the area, as well as having raised her own children in Sonora. Pat is a retired educator, who continues to inspire and share positivity among all those who know her.  Pat is also well known for her chicken husbandry, and gladly accepts the title of, "Chicken Whisperer!" 

The Dambachers came to Tuolumne County in 1849, and several members of Craig's family were Odd Fellows.  Craig loves Tuolumne County, and feels it's the best place in the world to live.  

"Maintaining and preserving the historic IOOF cemetery, providing scholarships, and contributing to the success and well-being of our community is a large part of the mission of the Odd Fellows.  With the support of donors, IOOF Sonora will continue to facilitate this mission."  

Craig and his wife Pat are active IOOF Sonora members. 
Karen McGettigan was born and raised in Tuolumne County.  Although she moved out of county to attend college and graduate school, she returned to build her life in Tuolumne County.  

Karen has dedicated her career to service, and was a high school English teacher before working at the County of Tuolumne, where she has been employed for the last 14 years.  Karen was the second female Noble Grand of the Sonora Odd Fellows since its inception 1853.  Karen, her husband Matt, and her daughter Olive are active members of IOOF Sonora.