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.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

 

 

 

Chair
Mark Eagan
Capital Region Chamber & Center for Economic Growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice Chair
Alicia D. Lasch
Foy Family Advised Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer
Robert T. Hennes
Graypoint, LLC

 

 

 

 

 


Secretary
Jan Smith
Castle Rock Ranch Group, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 


Immediate Past Chair
Kevin M. O’Bryan
Community Leader

 

 

 

 

Directors

 

 

 

Dorcey Applyrs, Dr.PH.
City of Albany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Audi, CPA
Community Leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fran’Cee Brown-McClure, Ph.D.
Union College

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Cimijotti, CPA
Marvin and Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Craft, Esq.
Albany Law School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aimee Dake 
AIM Services

 

 

 

 


 

 

Belinda Hilton
Business Council of New York State, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Heidi Knoblauch, Ph.D.
University at Albany & Plumb Oyster Bar

 

 

 

 

 


Murray C. Massry
Tri City Rentals

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eileen McLoughlin
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

 

 



 

 

Meaghan Murphy, Esq.
Barclay Damon, LLP.

 

 

 

 

 

Chet Opalka
Community Leader
Opalka Family Donor Advised Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John W. Rodat
Public Signals, LLC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank M. Slingerland
The Freddie Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cecil Stodghill
Doane Stuart School

 

 

 

 

 

Geographic Fund Liaisons

 

 

 

Jessica Backer Brand, Esq.
Bethlehem Central Community Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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