Community Foundation Announces Promotions

April 13, 2016 – The Central New York Community Foundation has promoted two employees.

Monica Merante was promoted to Director, Philanthropic Services. Monica has worked for the Community Foundation since 2012, most recently as Donor Relations Officer. Monica serves as the primary contact for Community Foundation donors, focusing on donor stewardship, outreach and engagement. Monica holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Jan Lane was promoted to Manager, Philanthropic Services. Jan has worked for the Community Foundation since 2013, most recently as Development Associate. Jan is responsible for supporting Development and Marketing operations as well as the work of the Foundation’s affiliate funds. Jan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Studio Art, departmental high honors, from Binghamton University.

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 $190 million. It awarded $9.9 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested more than $135 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 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. cnycf.org

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