Community Foundation Announces New Hires

The community foundation adds two Philanthropic Services Officers to the Development team.

The Central New York Community Foundation has hired Tori Hart and Elizabeth Gagné as Philanthropic Services Officers.

Tori previously served as the Director of Stewardship and Public Relations at the Vermont Historical Society in Barre, Vermont and as the Assistant Director of Planned Giving at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. She recently relocated back to Syracuse, having grown up in Baldwinsville. Tori joins the Community Foundation with close to a decade of development experience, both in annual and planned giving, as well as database management. Tori attended the State University of New York at Oneonta where she received a bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology, and the Cooperstown Graduate Program where she received a master’s degree in history museum studies.

Liz joins the Community Foundation with nearly 30 years of development experience, having previously worked in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, most recently at The Upstate Foundation and Cazenovia College where she was the Director of Advancement Information Systems. Liz received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College, and was born, raised and currently resides in Syracuse, NY. Liz loves to spend time with family and friends, and enjoys traveling, especially to Greece, where she has family. She loves the Central New York community, and remains a dedicated Syracuse sports fan.

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