After attending both Syracuse University and the New York University School of Law, Gary began practicing as a tax and estate attorney. Now retired, he spent several years with Bond Schoeneck & King Attorneys. Gary and his wife Maureen remain active supporters of philanthropic organizations in Central New York, including the Baltimore Woods Nature Center and Syracuse RBI.

“My experience with the Community Foundation has been terrific. I really enjoyed being on the board where I served as treasurer. One of the significant things that the board did early in my term was choose literacy as a main initiative. I remember discussing various initiatives we might pursue, and it gave me an insight into what would be important to this community. The Community Foundation has increased the level of grants that they’re giving, and I’m hoping that it can grow significantly. The Foundation has the financial and grant making wherewithal to do an excellent job, and that’s what I think and hope the future holds.”