Leadership

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s Board of Directors is representative of our community’s rich business, civic, and cultural diversity. With a demonstrated commitment to philanthropic endeavors, Board members inspire the Foundation’s success in strategic grantmaking, philanthropic services, and community leadership. The Board establishes policies, organization-wide priorities, and program strategies, and ensures operational integrity and financial accountability.

Board of Directors

 

Chair
Alicia D. Lasch
Graypoint, LLC

 

 

Vice Chair
Belinda Hilton
Business Council of New York State, Inc.

 

 

Treasurer
Robert T. Hennes
Graypoint, LLC

 


Secretary
Robert S. Reynolds, Esq.
Whiteman, Osterman, and Hanna, LLP

 

 

Chair, Audit Committee
Christopher Cimijotti, CPA
Marvin and Company

 

 

Chair, Scholarships Committee
David Craft, Esq.
Whiteman, Osterman, and Hanna, LLP

 

 

Chair, Grants and Initiatives Committee
Murray C. Massry
Tri City Rentals

 

 

Directors

Hon. Dorcey Applyrs, Dr.PH., MPH
City of Albany

 

 

 

Brenda Baddam, Esq.
New York State Office of the Attorney General

 

 

 

Jean Bedell, CPA/PFS, CFP
The Bonadio Group

 

 

 

M. Christian Bender
Bender Family Foundation

 

 

 

 

Robert Audi, CPA
Community Leader

 

 

 

Aimee Dake 
AIM Services

 

 

Eldon Harris, CPWA®, CRPC®
Morgan Stanley

 

 

 

Heidi Knoblauch, Ph.D.
Empire State Development

 

 

 

Eileen McLoughlin
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

 


Meaghan Murphy, Esq.
Barclay Damon, LLP.

 

 

 

Chet Opalka
Community Leader
Opalka Family Donor Advised Fund

 

 

 

John W. Rodat
Public Signals, LLC.

 

 

 

Walter Thorne
Albany Business Review

 

 

 

Alex Zhang, CPA
UHY, LLP

 

 

 

Geographic Fund Liaison

 

Frederick Wetzel, D.D.S.
Niskayuna Community Foundation

 

 

Directors Emeriti

 

Phoebe Powell Bender
Bender Family Foundation

 

 

 

Marvin A. Freedman
Marvin and Sharon Freedman Fund

 

 

 

Barbara Linell Glaser, Ed.D.
Community/Land Preservation & Planning Fund

 

 

 

Barbara Hoehn
Hoehn Family Fund

 

 

 

Paul Hohenberg
Paul and Alane Hohenberg Fund

 

 

 

A.C. Riley
Almeda C. Riley Fund for Saratoga County

 

 

 

 

Ellen Sax
Sax-Greene Family Fund

 

Professional Advisor Council 

Jean Bedell, CPA, CFP, PFS
The Bonadio Group

Anthony Capobianco, CLU, ChFC
Capobianco Financial Advisors

Christopher L. Cimijotti, CPA
Mengel Metzger Barr & Co., LLP

Steven Egna, ASA, CBA, CVA, CM&AA
Valuation Resource Group

Audra K. Higgins
Simmons Capital Group

Charles M. Joseph, CAP
Philanthropic Advisor

Alicia D. Lasch
GrayPoint, LLC

Bill McCartan
Fenimore Asset Management

Amy O’Connor, Esq.
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP

Bill Pfeiffer, Esq.
The Pfeiffer Law Firm, PLLC

Louis W. Pierro, Esq.
Pierro, Connor & Strauss, LLC

Robert S. Reynolds, Esq.
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP

Jeffrey Rosenbaum, JD, CPA
The Ayco Company

Ann M. Sharpe, Esq.
Ballston Spa National Bank