Community Foundation Announces New Board Officers
August 6, 2013 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation Board of Directors appointed four new officers.
The following four members were appointed to serve as Board chair, vice chair, compliance officer and treasurer, respectively:
Director of Community Engagement and Economic Development, Syracuse University
Linda is responsible for managing university initiatives that engage faculty, students, and staff in transformative community projects. Previously, Linda has worked as the Vice President of Innovation and Technology for CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity and was the Executive Director of The Clean Tech Center, an award winning NYSERDA clean energy incubator. She has also served on a variety of state task forces, advisory committees, and corporate boards.
Partner, Testone Marshall & Discenza, LLP
David is responsible for his firm’s Audit Practice Group and has extensive audit and consulting expertise in construction, manufacturing, and not-for-profit organizations. He is an active member of several professional organizations including the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and has served as the treasurer for the Spanish Action League and Partners for Education and Business.
Attorney, The Wladis Law Firm, PC
Rob has worked for The Wladis Law Firm since 2011. He specializes in estate planning and administration, asset preservation for businesses and individuals, and elder law. He has served as a board and committee member for various community organizations including Tully Hill, the American Red Cross of Central New York, and the SADA Charity Preview for Hospice of Central New York.
Partner, Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Rich is the Chairman of Bond Schoeneck and King’s Management Committee and has extensive experience developing non-qualified deferred compensation plans, employee stock ownership plans, and other qualified retirement plans. He also maintains a comprehensive practice in health care law, providing advice and counsel to boards and committees of hospitals on governance and regulatory issues.
Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of a permanent charitable endowment for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $143 million. It awarded $8.3 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested more than $120 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and corporations through the administration of more than 600 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen nonprofits that address the region’s most pressing challenges. For more information, visit www.cnycf.org.