Betsy Constantine is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. An innovative and visionary leader, she is creating positive long-term change in her community and beyond. For more than 100 years, the Community Foundation has worked with individuals, families, foundations and organizations to steward their charitable assets. Today, the Community Foundation has grown to more than $800 million and its clients recognize it as a powerful, trusted vehicle to make the most of their generosity.
Betsy joined the Community Foundation in 2009, and in 2011, she was promoted to the newly- created role of Vice President of Giving Strategies. She was named Executive Vice President in 2017 as part of leadership succession planning, where she led the Community Foundation team that works side-by-side with clients to understand what inspires their unique charitable giving and ensure those wishes are carried out today, tomorrow and forever.
Nationally, Betsy works with the Council on Foundations where she trains incoming community foundation professionals around the country. She also works with CF Leads, a national network of community foundations, to advance the practice of community leadership. Locally, she has served on numerous boards including: Say Yes Buffalo; Child & Family Services; Elmwood Franklin School; and WNY Women’s Foundation.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Betsy spent 11 years working in New York City in financial services. She received her B.A. in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College and M.A. in Social Work from the State University of New York at Buffalo.