Janet is an active philanthropist in the Central New York community. She served as director of the Allyn Family Foundation. She also served as a board member of WCNY, Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Inc., and the American Red Cross of Central New York.
After attending Kent State University and Case Western University, Chester went on to serve as vice chairman and assistant treasurer for Upstate University Hospital Community Campus. He was also the president of Syracuse China Co., and chairperson of SRC, Inc.
Richard was Managing Partner of KPMG’s Upstate New York business unit. He serves as Director of Revere Copper Products Inc. and Farmers & Traders Life Insurance Company. He has been a Director of Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. since November 2007. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Le Moyne College and CPA both in New York State and Connecticut.
A public policy professional, Eloise served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Onondaga County from 2001 – 2007. Curry remains an active philanthropist in the Central New York community.
Mary served as managing partner and is now a financial advisor at The Darcy Group LLC. She brings her financial expertise to the many charitable organizations she’s worked with in Central New York.
William had a long career with Carrier Corporation. He resided in Cazenovia, NY with his wife Jane Egan.
Michael is a longtime financial professional and philanthropic steward. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and has worked with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 1988. Figler is a senior vice president and financial advisor in the Wealth Management Office. He was named to the company’s presidents club in 2015.
After earning her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, Betsy attended the S.U. College of Law. She is currently an attorney with Mackenzie Hughes LLP. She is Vice Chair of the Crouse Hospital Board, Vice Chair of The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, Inc. and past Chair of the Board for Syracuse Stage.
Ann graduated from the University of Maryland in 1964. She has led a successful career as a public relations executive and received a Women of Achievement award from the Post Standard in 1973. She has worked as director of public relations and managing partner of Eric Mower & Associates since 1980. She is board chair of the Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York and a trustee of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry Foundation.
“I was honored and delighted to accept the invitation to join the Community Foundation board. I knew about and admired the Foundation. One aspect of Board participation that I especially enjoyed and learned from was participating in grant decision-making. I was continually impressed by the quality of the Foundation’s research and outreach among diverse populations, as evidenced by the range of requests. The experience was interesting as well because I was on the other side of the table, facilitating grants versus asking for them on behalf of my not-for-profit affiliations.
I joined with other CNY participants in spearheading the creation of The Women’s Fund under the Community Foundation umbrella. We launched the Fund at Aminy Audi’s home when 10-12 of us became charter members and donated $1000 each. Nothing pleases me more than seeing that Fund continue to flourish, all benefiting CNY women and children.”
Alex and his wife Chuckie are lifelong philanthropists dedicated to civic engagement in Central New York. Alex was a founding member on the board of trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York, Inc. Many members of the Holstein family are recognized for their community leadership in the founding of the CNY Community Foundation and Community Chest (United Way). The Holsteins were leaders of Temple Concord, Community Nursery School at Pioneer Homes, Syracuse Housing Authority, Hotel Syracuse and the Corinthian Club.
“My grandfather, Adolph Holstein, was one of the founders of the Community Foundation in the 1920s. My father was also on the board in later years. When I was on the board, Peggy Ogden was the director. She and I started the Neighborhood Leadership Program. We went around to a lot of different places, making speeches and so forth, trying to encourage people to do something for themselves through their leadership. It made me aware of what’s going on and what isn’t going on in the community.”