Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

June 23, 2016– On June 22, 2016, the Central New York Community Foundation Board of Directors elected two new members, who will serve three- year terms:

Caragh D. Fahy, CFP®, President and Owner, Madison Financial Planning Group

Caragh has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Caragh earned the Certified Financial Planner™ certification through the American College. She is Past-President of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Central New York and still serves on its board. She was recently invited to be one of 500 financial advisors to attend the exclusive Barron’s Top Women’s Summit. Prior to joining the board, Caragh served on the Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council. She recently completed her tenure as Chair of the Women’s Fund of Central New York, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation, which provides grants to local organizations that serve the needs of women and girls.

Larry R. Leatherman, Retired, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology & Bristol-Myers Squibb

Larry received his MBA from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. During his time as President of the MOST, Larry led a $9 million capital campaign to revitalize museum exhibits, developed new collaborations with major universities and improved educational outreach activities that resulted in a major collaboration with the Syracuse City School District. Prior to this, Larry worked for many years as Senior Director, Americas Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Syracuse where he was responsible for streamlining, optimizing and rationalizing the company’s manufacturing network.

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 nearly $193 million. It awarded $11 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $150 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 700 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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