Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Announces New Board Members and Officers

Jan 23, 2015 | Posted in News

Buffalo, NY – Two local community leaders have joined the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Board of Directors for the 2015 – 2019 term. The newly appointed board members bring extensive talent and experience in education, community development, and not-for-profit leadership – all of which advance the Community Foundation’s mission to connect people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York.

Newly Appointed Community Foundation Board Members:

Bonnie Durand, Ph.D. is Chief of Staff to the President and Secretary to the College Council at Buffalo State College (State University of New York College at Buffalo). Her board service includes the Buffalo Niagara Economic Development Corporation, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and the WNY Women’s Foundation. Dr. Durand earned a B.A. from the Union Institute, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo. She also received a certificate in educational management and leadership from Harvard University.

Alice Jacobs, J.D. is a founder of the WNY Women’s Foundation and is currently serving her third year as Chair. Jacobs earned a B.A. from Colgate University and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. For eight years, she practiced corporate and immigration law at Hodgson Russ LLP. Alice has served on the Board of Trustees at Elmwood Franklin School for nine years, three of which as chair. Alice has also served on the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Alliance Foundation Board and is a member of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Board.

Board Officers include: Marsha Joy Sullivan, Chair; William Joyce, Vice Chair; Francisco Vasquez, Ph.D., Vice Chair; Gary L. Mucci, Secretary; and Ross Eckert, Treasurer.

Other members of the Community Foundation Board of Directors include: Melissa Baumgart; James Biltekoff; Gary Brost; Larry Franco; Scott Gardner (ex-officio); Danis J. Gehl, Ph.D.; Gerard Mazurkiewicz; Alex Montante; Alphonso O’Neil-White; Jennifer J. Parker, J.D.; Anne Saldanha, M.D.; Katie Schneider; Richard Stockton, Ph.D.; and John Walsh, III.

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