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
Alicia D. Lasch
Graypoint, LLC

 

 

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

 

 

Treasurer
Robert T. Hennes
Graypoint, LLC

 


Secretary
Belinda Hilton
Business Council of New York State, Inc.

 

 

Immediate Past Chair
Mark Eagan
Capital Region Chamber & Center for Economic Growth

 

 

Chair, Audit Committee
Christopher Cimijotti, CPA
Marvin and Company

 

 

Chair, Scholarships Committee
David Craft, Esq.
Albany Law School

 

 

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

 

 

Directors

 

 

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

 

 

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
Morgan Stanley

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Frank M. Slingerland
The Freddie Institute

 

 

Jan Smith
Community Leader

 

 

 

Walter Thorne
Albany Business Review

 

 

 

 

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