Emily Wyckoff is the Associate Vice President, Client Relations and Communications at the Community Foundation. In this role, she oversees the Client Relations and Communications teams, which promote the Community Foundation’s goals of advancing racial/ethnic equity, education, the environment and arts and architecture. Emily is dedicated to working with clients, understanding their philanthropic intentions, presenting them with grant making opportunities which align with their objectives, building long-lasting relationships with clients and assisting them with their charitable planning. Additionally, her extensive experience in communications enables her to lead marketing and public relations efforts aimed to raise awareness about the Foundation and its mission of connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York.
Prior to working at the Community Foundation, Emily was Senior Director for Development and Strategic Partnerships at Say Yes Buffalo, where she was responsible for comprehensive strategic planning, implementation, management and oversight of all fundraising and donor relations activities for Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund and Say Yes Buffalo, oversight of the Internship and Career Pathways Program, and supervising multiple teams. Previously, she was a contributor and editor for Rachaelray.com, grants manager and development director for King Urban Life Center, and event director for PUCCS Charity Hockey Tournament and Jog for the Jake. Prior to that, she ran her own communications business.
Emily earned her B.A. in English from College of the Holy Cross. She is a graduate of Leadership Buffalo and Harvard Business School Club of Buffalo Not for Profit Management Development Program. Emily served on the boards of King Urban Life Center, Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund Elmwood Franklin School Parent Council and Buffalo Seminary Alumni Association and is on the 5K Committee for Girls on the Run.