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CNYCF Launches Search for New President & CEO

The position’s Leadership Profile calls for a candidate who “will be a seasoned community leader broadly experienced in leading collaborative efforts that address tough issues across diverse communities of interest.”

The Central New York Community Foundation has begun its pursuit to hire a new president & CEO. Peter Dunn, who held the role for 15 years, announced in January he would be stepping down at the end of June. He is going on to serve as president & CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation in Massachusetts.

The Community Foundation’s board of directors hired BoardWalk Consulting to assist in the process. BoardWalk, an executive search firm that specializes in the nonprofit sector, has successfully placed candidates in similar roles at community foundations across the country.

The Board also nominated a search committee, co-chaired by Bea González and Andy Breuer and comprised of current and former board members. The committee is charged with interviewing candidates for consideration and recommending a final candidate to the board for approval.

“Peter has done an incredible job boosting the Community Foundation’s impact, reputation, and financial position,” said co-chair Bea González. “We will be looking for an energetic individual who can build upon this progress and further the Community Foundation’s bright future.”

Search committee members are: Rebecca Bronfein Raphael, Calvin Corridors, Dan Fisher, Steve Fournier, Susan Furtney, Kevin Schwab, Karin Sloan Delaney, Gwen Webber-McLeod, and Christine Woodcock Dettor.

“Joining us on the search committee are nine current and former board members whose diverse experiences and shared commitment to the foundation’s mission will help ensure a thoughtful, comprehensive search,” said co-chair Andy Breuer.

The position’s Leadership Profile calls for a candidate who “will be a seasoned community leader broadly experienced in leading collaborative efforts that address tough issues across diverse communities of interest.”

Candidates interested in the position can view the Leadership Profile and application instructions at cnycf.org/careers.

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