Community Foundation Announces New Hire and Promotion

February 13, 2017 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired a new employee and promoted one.

Jenny Green was hired as Development Associate. In her new role, she is responsible for gift entry and data management. Green holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Technology Management from Alfred State College. Green previously worked as the Assistant to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations at Ithaca College. Green has extensive experience with Raiser’s Edge software and has a strong background in donor and alumni relations and board management.

Robyn Smith was promoted to Program Officer, Community Engagement. She previously held the position of Manager, CNY Philanthropy Center. Smith supports the Community Foundation’s engagement in local community initiatives, including its managing partnerships of the literacy coalitions of Onondaga, Madison and Cortland counties. In addition, she assists with the development of workshops and other efforts that support the local nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Smith spent more than a decade working in the literacy field.


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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