The Community Foundation welcomes Liana Garcia Fresher 

The Community Foundation welcomes Liana Garcia Fresher 

New Director of Gift Planning

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is delighted to welcome Liana Garcia Fresher as director of gift planning.  Garcia Fresher joins the development and donor services team, where she will assist Foundation donors in reaching their philanthropic goals and enhance The Foundation’s partnerships with professional advisors. 

Garcia Fresher is a veteran nonprofit and foundation professional with three decades of executive management experience. Most recently, she was a senior philanthropic officer at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. She has also served as vice president of development for the Village for Families and Children, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness Connecticut and executive director of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation.

Garcia Fresher is a University of Connecticut graduate, holds a master’s degree in health policies and management, and is fluent in Spanish. She is also a Project Management Institute certified project management professional.   




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