Community Foundation Announces New Hires

July 19-, 2019 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired two employees.

Dara Harper, Events and Communications Associate

Dara joined the Community Foundation in April as Events and Communications Associate. She is responsible for planning and executing Community Foundation events and provides general communications support. She previously served as Development Manager for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and has been a yoga teacher for the past 24 years. Originally from the Louisville area, Dara holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Bellarmine University.

Sean Reed, Jr., Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Sean joined the Community Foundation in May as Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives. He assists with the implementation of strategic initiative and affiliate fund programs. Sean is also the President of UPSTAR Academy.

 

About the Central New York Community Foundation

The Central New York Community Foundation is a public charity established in 1927 that collects contributions from donors, manages them to grow over time and then distributes funding to local charities to help them thrive. It is the largest charitable foundation in Central New York with assets of more than $280 million and has invested more than $200 million in community improvement projects since its inception. As a grantmaker, civic leader, convener and sponsor of strategic initiatives, the Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the region and address the most critical issues of our time.

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