Smart Giving | Spring 2016

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Welcome, New Board Members!



Caragh D. Fahy, CFP®, President and Owner, Madison Financial Planning Group Caragh Fahy has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Caragh earned the Certified Financial Planner™ certification through the American College. She is Past-President of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Central New York and still serves on its board. She was recently invited to be one of 500 financial advisors to attend the exclusive Barron’s Top Women’s Summit. Prior to joining our board, Caragh served on the Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council. She recently completed her tenure as Chair of the Women’s Fund of Central New York, an affiliate fund of the Community Foundation, which provides grants to local organizations that serve the needs of women and girls. Larry R. Leatherman, Retired, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology and Bristol-Myers Squibb Larry Leatherman received his MBA from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. During his time as President of the MOST, Larry led a $9 million capital campaign to revitalize museum exhibits, developed new collaborations with major universities and improved educational outreach activities that resulted in a major collaboration with the Syracuse City School District. Prior to this, Larry worked for many years as Senior Director, Americas Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Syracuse where he was responsible for streamlining, optimizing and rationalizing the company’s manufacturing network.

Farewell & Thank You


We extend a heart-felt congratulations to our long-time Director of Community Grantmaking, Olive Sephuma. In February, Olive joined the local nonprofit InterFaith Works to serve as Director of the Center for New Americans. We miss her and her many contributions to our grantmaking work, but we are glad she is still in Syracuse serving our friends and neighbors as they start new lives in the community. We know Olive’s thoughtfulness, compassion and deep commitment to community and community-building will impact hundreds of lives in the days to come. Join us in congratulating Olive when you see her next!

Refugees (cont. from pg. 9) “Our organization has strengthened since Monu joined our staff and she’s truly changed the lives of so many refugees,” said Chaiken. “We are proud to support individuals in learning the appropriate language, culture, resources and eventually job readiness skills to live with independence and opportunity.”

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Chhetri plans to continue her impactful work, which now holds new meaning to her after recently receiving her American Citizenship. “I am truly touched by all the love and support I’ve received from my family, friends and co-workers,” said Chhetri. “My work has been so rewarding. Being a Citizen of the United States is something I am so thankful for, and I can’t wait to help others achieve the same thing.”