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


Alicia D. Lasch
Graypoint, LLC



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



Robert T. Hennes
Graypoint, LLC


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





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




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