Eric is the chairman and CEO of Eric Mower + Associates. He serves as vice chair of the Business Council of New York State, director for the Syracuse Metropolitan Development Foundation and Syracuse 20/20. He has served as a board member and chair of the Syracuse Chamber, and, in recent years, as the founding chair of The Syracuse Neighborhood Initiative and the founding chair of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission.

“I fondly remember sitting with other board members and feeling the joy of so many people caring so much about what was going on in the community. I came to understand how those things affected the people who lived here. I don’t think any single gift or any single particular act of the foundation would supersede that. I accepted the invitation to join the Community Foundation because of its good work. I’m a citizen of a community, and it takes a community to do good things. Individuals are more powerful when they’re combined. Our strength is multiplied many times over when we aggregate in an organization like the Community Foundation.”
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