Celebrating Former Board President, Amanda Lacau Noguera
As we welcome Taj and Melanie to their new roles, we also want to celebrate former Board President, Amanda Lacau Noguera for her great deal of accomplishments these past few years. As Board President, Amanda helped steer The Crucible through two very tough years during the COVID-19 pandemic, playing a lead role in securing our EIDL and SBA loans, and supporting our virtual fundraising for our youth industrial arts programs.
Amanda was essential to the success of our 2022 Fire & Light Soirée which raised more than $297,000 for our work. She has been a wonderful partner in building out The Crucible’s community engagement, supporting both the development of ERV, our mobile classroom and our community partnerships, empowering us to connect more consistently and deeply with community partners and schools in Oakland.
Executive Director, Susan Mernit shared, “Everyone on the board and all the staff who had a chance to work with Amanda Lacau Noguera have so much respect and admiration for her commitment to supporting The Crucible and her success in that work.” Thank you, Amanda, for all you’ve done for The Crucible during your tenure.