Community Foundation Announces New Board Members


Syracuse, NY (June 18, 2014) – On June 18, 2014, the Central New York Community Foundation Board of Directors elected three new members, who will serve three- year terms:

Pluff, Dan

J. Daniel Pluff, IMC

Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor,The Pluff, Hooley, Black Group of Morgan Stanley

As senior vice president at Morgan Stanley, Dan focuses on investment planning, asset allocation, growth and income strategies. He created Financial Fitness on WCNY-TV and previously served as host and producer of the popular show for more than 20 years. Dan is a graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Upon the completion of executive education courses at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, he received the designation of Investment Management Consultant. Dan is active in the community and has previously served on the Board of Directors for Hospice of Central New York and was Chairman, Board of Directors for the OnCenter Complex in Syracuse.

 Holstein, David

David A. Holstein, Esq.

Member, Bousquet Holstein PLLC

David is a member of the law firm Bousquet Holstein PLLC, and serves on its Board of Managers. His practice areas include trusts and estates, mergers and acquisitions, not-for-profit organizations, private foundations and charitable organizations. He has volunteered for many local charitable organizations including the Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York, the Everson Museum of Art, the SUNY ESF College Foundation and the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MoST).


Timothy Penix

Vice President, Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center

Tim serves as Vice President of the SUNY Educational Opportunity Center, which is operated by Morrisville State College. He has served at Morrisville State College for more than 16 years, administering scholarships and programs to promote access and diversity to education. He created the Sheila Johnson Institute and the Academic Enrichment Center and also directed both the Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). He has served on various nonprofit boards including the Association of EOC Directors across New York State, the New York State Fair Advisory Council, YMCA of Central New York, and CenterState CEO.


About the Central New York Community Foundation

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $172 million. It awarded $9.5 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested nearly $130 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 650 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.


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