Global philanthropist, community activist, business woman, and organizational leader are just a few of the roles currently managed by Diane Garrett. As Vice Chairman of The BetterWorld Trust, Diane oversees all local, national and international grant making and venture philanthropy initiatives.
Diane's core values (equality, compassion, a sense of fairness and a strong work ethic) were instilled early in her life. These values have evolved into a lifelong commitment toward progress pertaining to the survival, elevation and well being of mankind. Her mission is to help advance the quality of life for all people and to strengthen the fabric of community. She is particularly dedicated to improving the value of education, based on her principal belief that a good education will help children enter adulthood more ready to face the challenges and complexities of life.
In addition to her responsibilities at BetterWorld, Diane also serves on the Board of Advisors of The Garrett Group, her husband's land and Real Estate Management Company. Previously, Diane worked in the commercial insurance industry for 32 years, starting in Omaha, Nebraska with two Berkshire Hathaway insurance companies. During her extensive career, she operated her own agency, worked as an independent agent, and managed the second largest agency in Southern California.
Diane has served as an advisor and active Board member for multiple non-profits in Nebraska and California, most with a focus on helping women and children overcome poverty. She has also served as Chairman of a foundation working for the advancement of higher education.
Paul Goldring Garrett - Founder / Chairman
• Diane Garrett - Vice Chairman
Larry Joseph - Chief Financial Officer
Andrea Donahoo - Co-Director, Community Program
Cari Ann Zamora - Co-Director, Community Program