Pragya S. Murphy, MBA

The Central New York Community Foundation has Hired Two Employees and Promoted Five

The Central New York Community Foundation has hired two employees and promoted five.

The Central New York Community Foundation has hired two employees and promoted five.

Terri Evans, Receptionist

Terri joined us in December as our receptionist. She is responsible for greeting callers and visitors to the Philanthropy Center and providing administrative support to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Community Foundation. Terri holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. John Fisher College.

Pragya Murphy, Development Officer

Pragya began working with us in January as a Development Officer. She is responsible for maintaining and broadening our professional advisor network as well as supporting lifetime and legacy giving services for donors. Pragya has an MBA from Canisius College and extensive experience in corporate finance and banking. She is actively engaged in the Central New York community and currently serves on the advisory board and as the Chair of the Development Committee of the WISE Women’s Business Center.

Kimberly Sadowski was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Sadowski joined the Community Foundation in 2016 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Sadowski has executive responsibility over the Foundation’s accounting, financial management, budgeting, audit, tax, investment and general operations. Sadowski is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience working in the accounting and nonprofit sectors.

Robyn Smith was promoted to Director of Strategic Initiatives. She previously held the position of Program Officer, Community Engagement. Smith manages and implements the Community Foundation’s strategic initiatives which support and enhance the quality of life in Central New York neighborhoods and communities. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Smith spent more than a decade working in the literacy field. She is also on the board of the Onondaga Citizens League and is a member of the NAACP’s Syracuse/Onondaga Health Committee.

Gerianne Corradino was promoted to Senior Finance Associate. She previously held the position of Finance Associate. Corradino is responsible for the grant distribution and accounts payable processes. Corradino assists with the accounts receivable process and provides general administrative support to the Finance Department. Corradino holds a Duel Bachelor of Arts in French Literature and Language and International Trade from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Dashiell Elliott was promoted to Manager, Grants and Programs. She previously held the position of Senior Program Associate. Elliott assists with the implementation of the community grant program and manages some of the Community Foundation’s community engagement and nonprofit development programs. She currently serves on the board of directors of You Can’t Fail, Inc.

Jenny Green was promoted to Manager, Philanthropic Services. She previously held the position of Development Associate. Green provides support to donors, fund advisors and the foundation staff related to the organization’s data management system. She also manages the foundation’s gift acceptance and acknowledgment process. Green holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Technology Management from Alfred State College.

 

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