As auditors continue to assess the financial shortages at the Tri-Valley Community Foundation, about the best news coming out of the investigation is that no one seems to have absconded with any money. That's not always been the case for Pleasanton nonprofits. The Tri-Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau lost thousands of dollars in receipts in the 1990s when its executive director was found to be using CVB-authorized credit cards for personal travel, merchandise, even beauty shop appointments. She was arrested, fired from her post and a new board of directors was put in place to do a better job of watching expenses. Today, under the direction of Grant Raeside, the CVB is a fiscally-responsible, nationally-recognized agency that is successfully attracting thousands of visitors each year to the Tri-Valley.
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