Community Foundation Announces New Hire

November 5, 2019 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired one employee.

Darrell Buckingham, Manager, Foundation and Facility Operations

Darrell joined the Central New York Community Foundation team in July to serve as Manager, Foundation and Facility Operations. Darrell previously served as Personnel Officer for the Onondaga County Public Libraries and is the former Chapter President for Central New York/Mohawk Valley International Association of Workforce Professionals.

Darrell is an active member of the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He currently serves on the Community Engagement Committee for the Everson Museum and looks forward to joining the board of directors for Vera House in January 2020. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Cazenovia College and is a 2018 graduate of Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders.


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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