Dottie served as head of finance and administration at the Central New York Community Foundation for 15 years after serving as a board member for six years. When Dottie retired in 2004, the Community Foundation commissioned Amy Bartell to create a haiku and picture, a copy of which now hangs at the CNY Philanthropy Center:

“For Good, For Ever Balancing Dollars and SenseTallied Perfection”

The haiku was a very fitting summary of her value as a financial mind balanced well with her obvious care for the community and her colleagues.