Andrew Gaerte Promoted to Associate Vice President, Giving Strategies at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Buffalo, NY — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is pleased to announce that Andrew Gaerte has been promoted to Associate Vice President, Giving Strategies. For 100 years, the Community Foundation has been committed to working with individuals, families, foundations and organizations to make the most of their generosity and maximize their charitable assets.

Andrew Gaerte joined the Community Foundation in 2016 as Director, Client Relations, where he worked closely with clients to develop and achieve their charitable goals. During that time, he successfully developed and deepened relationships with clients, and provided support to nonprofit clients in the development of their planned giving and endowment building programs.  In his new role, Gaerte will have overall operational responsibility for the Community Foundation’s Giving Strategies efforts to build the Community Foundation’s client base and ensure they are providing exceptional service.

“Andrew has done a tremendous job providing excellent service to our clients and we are confident he will assume this expanded role with the same commitment,” said Betsy Constantine, Executive Vice President, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. “As the Community Foundation celebrates its 100th anniversary we are committed to carrying out our clients’ wishes, today, tomorrow and forever. Ensuring their trust is of the utmost importance to our team.”

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Andrew worked as the Regional Director of Development for Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y. In this position, he oversaw alumni and foundation development and fundraising for the Northeast region which included Western New York, New England and New York City. Previously, he served as the Education Manager for the Fort Pitt Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he oversaw the establishment of the museum’s education department.

Andrew received his B.A. in History from Houghton College. He is a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western New York Chapter and serves on the Leave A Legacy Steering Committee.  He is also a communication committee member for AdNet, a networking and professional development resource for community foundation professionals serving in fund development, philanthropic advising and donor services roles.


About the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo 

Celebrating its centennial year in 2019, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For 100 years the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at