Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

June 20, 2012 (Syracuse, NY) – On June 20, 2012, the Central New York Community Foundation Board of Directors elected four new members.

The following new members were elected to serve three-year terms:

Buckhout CraigCraig Buckhout, CFA
Principal, Rockbridge Investment Management, LLC
Craig Buckhout is a principal at Rockbridge Investment Management, where he manages investment portfolios for a broad spectrum of clients. Additionally, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He also earned his Masters in Business Administration from the Johnson Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University.

EvelynCarterEvelyn Carter
Division Consumer Affairs Manager, Wegmans Food Market

Evelyn Carter serves as Division Consumer Affairs Manager for 10 Syracuse-area Wegmans Food Market stores. Her responsibilities include media relations, community investments, and consumer affairs in Syracuse. She graduated from Le Moyne College with a Masters in Business Administration and received a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse’s University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Jacobs StevenSteven Jacobs
President, Bishops Brook, Inc.
Steven Jacobs began his business consulting firm, Bishops Brook, Inc., in 1997 after serving as president of Stevens Office Interiors, a local furniture distribution company. He focuses on business problem solving and client development. He graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University as a W. L. Mellon Fellow, after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree with highest honors in Mechanical Engineering.

Rob ScolaroRobert D. Scolaro
The Wladis Law Firm
Robert Scolaro joined The Wladis Law Firm in 2011, bringing with him 10 years of experience helping families and family-owned businesses meet their estate and business succession planning needs. He specializes in counseling clients on all aspects of estate planning and administration, asset preservation for individuals and businesses, and elder law. He graduated cum laude from both Ohio Wesleyan University and Suffolk University Law School, and is licensed to practice law in New York, Florida, and Massachusetts.

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of a permanent charitable endowment for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $130 million. It awards close to $6.7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually and has invested more than $100 million in the community since its inception. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and corporations through the administration of nearly 600 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen nonprofits that address the region’s most pressing challenges. For more information, visit

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