Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Community Foundation Announces Two New Members to its Board of Directors

Feb 03, 2016 | Posted in News

Buffalo, NY – Two local community leaders have joined the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s Board of Directors for the 2016 – 2020 term: Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership; and Allen F. (Pete) Grum, President and CEO of Rand Capital Corporation.

Both Gallagher-Cohen and Grum bring extensive talent and experience to complement and 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:

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen is President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Western New York’s employer-funded economic development organization and regional chamber of commerce. Prior to joining the Partnership, Gallegher-Cohen was President and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara and Senior Vice President of Marketing for The Buffalo News. Her current board service includes Univera Health Care and Visit Buffalo Niagara.

Pete Grum is President and CEO of Rand Capital Corporation. Grum joined the business development company in 1995 and has over 20 years’ experience investing in private companies. He currently serves as board member of 43North, Horizon Health Services, Buffalo State College Council, and many private companies which Rand invests in.

Community Foundation Board Officers include: Marsha Joy Sullivan, Chair; William Joyce, Chair-Elect; Melissa Baumgart, Vice Chair, Francisco Vasquez, Ph.D., Vice Chair; Gary L. Mucci, Esq., Secretary; and Ross Eckert, Treasurer.

Other members of the Community Foundation Board of Directors include: James Biltekoff, Gary Brost; Anne Conable (ex-officio), Bonnie R. Durand, Ph.D, Lawrence C. Franco, Danis J. Gehl, Ph.D., Alice Jacobs, J.D., Alex Montante, Alphonso O’Neil-White, Jennifer J. Parker, J.D., Michael A. Piette, Esq. (ex-officio), Katie Schneider, Richard Stockton, Ph.D., John N. Walsh, III.

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