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PETER A. DUNN

President & CEO

Peter welcomes all questions you may have regarding the Community Foundation and its services.

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Communications

Katrina M. Crocker

Vice President, Communications

Katrina develops and leads the implementation of a comprehensive communication strategy that builds and sustains awareness of the Community Foundation’s philanthropic voice in Central New York. She is happy to respond to media inquiries and answer your questions regarding overall communications.

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Juliet R. Maloff

Communications Officer

Juliet champions and guides the Community Foundation’s brand management to internal and external audiences by overseeing and producing media relations and print, digital and social media communications. She is happy to respond to media inquiries and answer your questions regarding any of our externally facing digital or print content.

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Cory Schad

Senior Manager, Events & Communications

Cory plans and executes Community Foundation events and provides general communications support. He is happy to answer your questions regarding events, advertising and sponsorships, and affiliate fund communications.

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Community Investment

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Darrell Buckingham

Program Officer

Darrell assists with planning and implementing the Community Foundation’s strategic initiatives that support and enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods and communities in the Central New York region. He is happy to answer your questions regarding CNYCF’s literacy, early childhood, community engagement and LeadSafeCNY initiatives.

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Colby Cyrus

Program Manager

Colby assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of grantmaking and programs. He is happy to answer your questions related to the Community Grant program, grant reporting and affiliate fund grants.

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Elisia Gonzalez

Program Associate

Elisia provides administrative, initiative and grantmaking support. Elisia is happy to answer your questions regarding grants, programs and the online grant application portal.

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Danielle Johnson

Senior Director, Grants and Programs

Danielle oversees the Community Grantmaking program, special initiatives and nonprofit development programs. She is happy to answer your questions regarding Community Grantmaking, NEWS, Marsellus Executive Development, LeadUp CNY, and Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders.

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Frank M. Ridzi, PhD

Vice President, Community Investment

Frank oversees and monitors the grantmaking process, conducts research on issues or concerns of importance to the Community Foundation, shares expertise with donors and manages special projects and strategic initiatives. He is happy to answer your questions related to building, sustaining and sharing community knowledge and measuring impact through such initiatives as CNY Vitals, the Community Data Group, The Human Services Leadership Council, and Work Train.

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Qiana Williams

Program Officer

Qiana engages directly with community residents and nonprofit staff to assist in the design and implementation of the Community Foundation’s strategic initiatives and grantmaking. She is happy to answer your questions regarding neighborhood and resident engagement and The Leadership Classroom (TLC).

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Development

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Jenny E. Green

Philanthropic Services Officer

Jenny provides support to donors, fund advisors and staff related to the organization’s data management system. She also manages the Community Foundation’s gift acceptance and acknowledgment process. Jenny is happy to help with updating contact info.

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Thomas M. Griffith, AEP®, CAP®, ChFC®

Vice President, Development

Tom creates and implements custom charitable giving plans for individuals, families and companies in coordination with their professional advisors. He also helps local nonprofits create and build endowments. Tom is happy to answer questions about your charitable planning.

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Sunday Kulang

Development Associate

Sunday assists with the administration of our constituent management database to help build and sustain relationships with current & potential donors, professional advisors, and other constituents.

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Jan L. Lane, CAP®

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

Jan supports charitable planning for individuals, families and companies and facilitates the Foundation’s legacy planning program. She is happy to answer your questions regarding lifetime and legacy giving options, multi-generational engagement, fund succession planning and legacy preservation.

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Monica M. Merante, CAP®

Senior Director, Philanthropic Services

Monica serves as the primary contact for donors, connecting them with the many resources available through the Community Foundation. She is happy to answer questions about your fund, help you identify areas of charitable interest, and research organizations and causes that you would like 
to support.

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Pragya S. Murphy, MBA, CAP®

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

Pragya supports charitable planning for individuals, families and companies and provides outreach to the local professional advisor community and nonprofit organizations. She is happy to answer your questions regarding the financial advisor program, nonprofit agency funds, affiliate fund development, lifetime giving and legacy giving.

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Finance & Administration

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Gerianne P. Corradino

Senior Manager, Business Operations

Geri is responsible for overseeing the Central New York Philanthropy Center building and assisting with operational, IT and personnel-related support. She is happy to answer your questions about renting space in the Central New York Philanthropy Center.

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Terri M. Evans

Administrative Associate

Terri provides administrative support to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Community Foundation. She is the first person to welcome constituents, visitors and staff when they arrive at the Philanthropy Center.

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Dana Fiel

Senior Finance Associate

Dana is responsible for the grant distribution and accounts payable processes. She is happy to answer your questions about accounts payable.

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Elizabeth T. Hartman, CPA

Controller

Liz manages the day-to-day accounting activities of the Community Foundation adhering to accounting principles, policies and procedures. She is happy to answer your questions about the audited financial statements or the 990.

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Davona Lawrence

Finance Associate

Davona assists in the grant distribution and accounts payable processes.

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Scholarships and Student Support

Dana E. Lyons-Canty

Scholarship and Student Support Officer, Say Yes Syracuse

Dana is happy to answer your questions about Say Yes Syracuse scholarships.

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Ahmeed Turner

Vice President, Scholarships and Student Support; Executive Director, Say Yes Syracuse

Ahmeed is happy to answer your questions about scholarships and Say Yes Syracuse.

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News & Stories

Blogs January 31, 2023

Reflections: Remaking the Mold

Guest writer Angela Outlaw-Methany from Crewcial Partners explains how her personal experiences influenced her work ...

Two girls talking
News Releases January 30, 2023

More than $1 Million Distributed to Local Nonprofits

The Central New York Community Foundation recently distributed $974,280 in Community Grants and $159,000 in ...

News Releases January 13, 2023

CEO Peter Dunn to Step Down in June

Dunn’s leadership increased the Community Foundation’s scope and visibility, greatly increasing its impact in the ...

Two construction workers doing measurements
News Releases January 7, 2023

CNY Community Foundation Receives $125,000 for Lead Poisoning Efforts; Two New LeadSafeCNY Grants Awarded

A new round of funding from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation will expand the replacement ...

News Releases December 13, 2022

Community Foundation Hosting Best Selling Author Heather McGhee for Virtual Speaking Engagement

Join us for an upcoming virtual speaking event on January 17, 2023, featuring New York ...

Blogs December 7, 2022

Reflections: Bringing Residents to the Table

Qiana Williams, program officer, shows us how participatory budgeting is helping residents form solutions to ...

hand holding growing money
Publications December 6, 2022

Charitable Giving Using the New York Statutory Power of Attorney By Bill Davies

William Davies, Attorney at Davies Law Firm, P.C., explores how the New York Statutory Power ...

Pamela Monaco sitting with her dog
Stories November 21, 2022

Giving With Energy & Heart: Pamela Kip Reisman Monaco

It was an “a-ha” moment for Pamela Kip Reisman Monaco when she read another woman’s ...

Peter A. Dunn
Publications November 21, 2022

Point of View

Giving Voice Fall 2022: Point of View

Blogs January 31, 2023

Reflections: Remaking the Mold

Guest writer Angela Outlaw-Methany from Crewcial Partners explains how her personal experiences influenced her work ...

Two girls talking
News Releases January 30, 2023

More than $1 Million Distributed to Local Nonprofits

The Central New York Community Foundation recently distributed $974,280 in Community Grants and $159,000 in ...

News Releases January 13, 2023

CEO Peter Dunn to Step Down in June

Dunn’s leadership increased the Community Foundation’s scope and visibility, greatly increasing its impact in the ...

Two construction workers doing measurements
News Releases January 7, 2023

CNY Community Foundation Receives $125,000 for Lead Poisoning Efforts; Two New LeadSafeCNY Grants Awarded

A new round of funding from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation will expand the replacement ...

News Releases December 13, 2022

Community Foundation Hosting Best Selling Author Heather McGhee for Virtual Speaking Engagement

Join us for an upcoming virtual speaking event on January 17, 2023, featuring New York ...

Blogs December 7, 2022

Reflections: Bringing Residents to the Table

Qiana Williams, program officer, shows us how participatory budgeting is helping residents form solutions to ...

hand holding growing money
Publications December 6, 2022

Charitable Giving Using the New York Statutory Power of Attorney By Bill Davies

William Davies, Attorney at Davies Law Firm, P.C., explores how the New York Statutory Power ...

Pamela Monaco sitting with her dog
Stories November 21, 2022

Giving With Energy & Heart: Pamela Kip Reisman Monaco

It was an “a-ha” moment for Pamela Kip Reisman Monaco when she read another woman’s ...

Peter A. Dunn
Publications November 21, 2022

Point of View

Giving Voice Fall 2022: Point of View

News & Stories