Board

LISA DUNN ALFORD
CATHERINE BERTINI
WILLIAM H. BROWER III
KARIN SLOAN DELANEY, ESQ.
DANIEL J. FISHER
STEPHEN D. FOURNIER
KATE FELDMEIER FRANZ
MARK A. FULLER, CPA a
SUSAN FURTNEY, MPH , FACHE
LEE GATTA, CLU®, CHFC®, AEP®
CAROLYN GERAKOPOULOS**
BEA GONZÁLEZ
Dr. Warren Hilton*
DAREN C. JAIME**
JOSEPH LAZZARO, CFP®, CLU®
Leyla Z. Morgillo, CFP® *
DR. EMAD RAHIM, PPMP, OMCP, CSM, CM, CKF, CCPM
REBECCA BRONFEIN RAPHAEL
CAERESA RICHARDSON, PMP
KEVIN E. SCHWAB
MARTIN A. SCHWAB, ESQ.

GENERAL COUNSEL
MARY ANNE CODY, ESQ.

*Term commenced July 1, 2023
**Board service completed June 30, 2023


Staff

PETER A. DUNN, JD
President & CEO (through June 30, 2023)

THOMAS M. GRIFFITH, AEP®, CAP®, CHFC®
Interim President & CEO; VP of Development

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

KIMBERLY P. SADOWSKI, CPA
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

ELIZABETH T. HARTMAN, CPA
Senior Director of Finance

GERIANNE P. CORRADINO, SHRM-CP
Human Resources & Operations Officer

JENNY E. GREEN
Senior Information Systems Officer

YEISHA NÚÑEZ-DENSON
Accountant

DANA C. FIEL
Finance Manager

DAVONA LAWRENCE
Finance Associate

TERRI M. EVANS
Administrative Associate

DEVELOPMENT

MONICA M. MERANTE, CAP®
Senior Director of Philanthropic Services

JAN L. LANE, CAP®
Senior Philanthropic Advisor

PRAGYA S. MURPHY, CAP®, MBA
Senior Philanthropic Advisor

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

FRANK M. RIDZI, PH.D.
Vice President of Community Investment

DANIELLE M. JOHNSON
Senior Director of Grants & Programs

DARRELL D. BUCKINGHAM
Program Officer

QIANA WILLIAMS
Program Officer

COLBY CYRUS
Program Manager

ELISIA GONZALEZ
Grants Manager

COMMUNICATIONS

KATRINA M. CROCKER
Vice President of Communications

JULIET R. MALOFF
Senior Communications Officer

CORY SCHAD
Senior Events & Communications Manager

SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT SUPPORT

AHMEED H. TURNER
Vice President of Scholarships & Student Support; Executive Director of Say Yes Syracuse

DANA E. LYONS-CANTY
Officer of Scholarships & Student Support, Say Yes Syracuse

News & Stories

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The Central New York Community Foundation recently distributed $769,999 in grants to local nonprofits.

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News Releases February 7, 2024

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News Releases January 21, 2024

New Impact Investment Will Carry On Syracuse Housing Programs

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Blogs December 27, 2023

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News Releases December 26, 2023

CNY Community Foundation Receives $150,000 for Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts

The LeadSafeCNY coalition will now be able to hire a coordinator thanks to a grant ...

News Releases December 21, 2023

A Message from our Board Chair

Today, we are pleased to announce the Community Foundation’s next leader.

News Releases February 20, 2024

Community Foundation Announces Three New Black Equity & Excellence Fund Advisory Council Members

The Black Equity & Excellence Advisory Council is charged with reviewing grant proposals and making ...

News Releases February 20, 2024

Cayuga Fund Now Accepting 2024 Grant Applications

Nonprofit applicants are invited to submit grant proposals for enhancing their organization and better serving ...

3 men standing outside
News Releases February 15, 2024

More than $765,000 Distributed to Local Nonprofits

The Central New York Community Foundation recently distributed $769,999 in grants to local nonprofits.

Man and woman stand together
Stories February 12, 2024

Giving Perspectives: Susan & Michael Meath

The Community Foundation’s 5forCNY initiative, which invites community members to give back to the region ...

A mother reads to her three children on a couch
News Releases February 7, 2024

Community Foundation Funding Launches Nonprofit Bridge Loan Fund

The bridge loan fund will help nonprofit organizations continue essential community services while awaiting the ...

News Releases January 21, 2024

New Impact Investment Will Carry On Syracuse Housing Programs

More than $3.1 million is now advancing housing, business development and lending through our local ...

Artwork
Blogs December 27, 2023

Everson Museum Highlights Local Indigenous Artist

In July, the Everson hosted Frank Buffalo Hyde’s first solo exhibit in New York State, ...

two children playing in a playhouse smiling to camera
News Releases December 26, 2023

CNY Community Foundation Receives $150,000 for Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts

The LeadSafeCNY coalition will now be able to hire a coordinator thanks to a grant ...

News Releases December 21, 2023

A Message from our Board Chair

Today, we are pleased to announce the Community Foundation’s next leader.

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