Community Foundation Announces New Board Members and Officers

June 21, 2018 – On June, 20, 2018, the Central New York Community Foundation board of directors elected five new members and appointed new officers.

The following new members were appointed to serve their first three-year term:

Karin Sloan DeLaney, Principal, Sloan DeLaney, P.C.

With over 20 years of experience in trusts and estates law, special needs planning and tax law, Karin counsels clients in all aspects of estate planning and administration. She holds degrees from SUNY Albany (B.A.), Western New England University School of Law (J.D.) and Syracuse University College of Law (L.L.M.).

Dr. Emad A. Rahim, PMP® , CSM® , Kotouc Family Endowed Chair and Associate Professor, Bellevue University

Emad earned his degrees from Tulane and Harvard universities. His areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, project management, curriculum design, business management, community outreach, nonprofit management, program development and strategic planning. Rahim was the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award issued by the American Association of Colleges and John H. Mulroy Founder’s Award by Onondaga Community College.

Michael Meath, Interim Chair, Public Relations Department, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Michael is both a professor and a practitioner of communications. He has served as a consultant to hundreds of companies and specializes in crisis and risk management communications. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York and a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Mark Fuller, Chief Financial Officer, United Radio, Inc.

Mark has been the Chief Financial Officer at United Radio since 2008. He is active on boards of SUNY ESF, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center and Vera House. Mark is also the co-chair of Vera House’s White Ribbon Campaign. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Administration from Bucknell University.

 Kate Feldmeier Franz, Founder and Owner, KFF Literacy Consulting, LLC.

Kate’s literacy consulting practice focuses on helping school districts and education organizations to improve literacy outcomes. She researches, creates and implements a wide-range of tools necessary for school districts to advance their literacy goals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Davidson College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from American University.

 

The Community Foundation also announced its slate of officers for the upcoming year:

J. Andrew Breuer, Principal, Hueber-Breuer Construction Company, serves as Chair.

Casey Crabill, Ed.D, President, Onondaga Community College, serves as Vice Chair.

Daniel Fisher, Former Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Leadership, Welch Allyn, will serve as Treasurer.

David A. Holstein, Esq., Member, Bousquet Holstein, PLLC, will serve as Compliance Officer.

 

The Central New York Community Foundation was established in 1927 to serve as a permanent community endowment built by the gifts and charitable legacies of individuals, families and businesses for the betterment of the region. It is the largest charitable foundation in Central New York with assets of more than $272 million. It has invested more than $190 million in community improvement projects since its inception. As a grantmaker, civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives, the Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the region and address the most critical issues of our time.  Its vision is to create a vibrant Central New York community that provides opportunity for everyone and builds a hopeful, prosperous region for future generations.

Community Foundation Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Highlights

  • A total of $272.4 million in assets was reported as of March 31, 2018.
  • $45 million in contributions were received.
  • An average 7.7% annual return has been achieved on investments since 1994, the inception of our relationship with investment consultants Colonial Consulting.
  • 3,026 grants totaling more than $19 million were awarded to 1,223 nonprofit organizations.

 

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