The Board of Directors of The Community Foundation ensures that the organization is effectively fulfilling its mission by making certain that Foundation initiatives, grantmaking, investment and donor stewardship activities all support and advance the institution's mission.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is an equal opportunity employer.

Board of Directors

Per The Community Foundation’s By-Laws, the Board of Directors consists of eleven citizens of the United States and residents of the City of New Haven, or vicinity, selected for their knowledge of the charitable or educational needs of the community; members are selected by seven appointing authorities:

It is a cardinal principle of The Community Foundation that it shall be conducted in the interests of the whole community without regard to race, color, religion, sex or creed, and that, to the greatest possible extent, all interests, classes and creeds shall be represented on the Board of Directors.

To read The Community Foundation’s By-Laws in full [PDF, 656KB].

Below: The appearance of an asterix next to Board member name in the Past Board section denotes service as a Board Chair.

Current Board

Flemming L. Norcott Jr.

Board of Directors Chair, The Community Foundation

Marcella Nunez-Smith

Board of Directors Vice Chair, The Community Foundation

Past Board

Bruce D. Alexander

Dates of Board Memberships: 2003 to 2009

Vincent C. Arpaia

Dates of Board Memberships: 1986 to 1987

Russell H. Atwater

Dates of Board Memberships: 1949 to 1957

James W. Barber

Dates of Board Memberships: 1980 to 1986

Howard W. Beach

Dates of Board Memberships: 1928 to 1943

Richard G. Bell

Dates of Board Memberships: 1988 to 1994

D. Spencer Berger

Dates of Board Memberships: 1945 to 1952

Richard H. Bowerman

Dates of Board Memberships: 1988 to 1994

Frederick F. Brewster

Dates of Board Memberships: 1928 to 1942

Clarence W. Bronson

Dates of Board Memberships: 1957 to 1964

Allerton F. Brooks

Dates of Board Memberships: 1939 to 1946

Theodore L. Brooks, Sr.

Dates of Board Memberships: 2004 to 2010

Carol A. Brown

Dates of Board Memberships: 1994 to 2000

Norman S. Buck

Dates of Board Memberships: 1961 to 1962

Mary Jane Burt

Dates of Board Memberships: 2002 to 2008

Emily Byrne

Dates of Board Memberships: 2013 to 2017

Anne Tyler Calabresi

Dates of Board Memberships: 1989 to 1995

Alicia Caraballo

Dates of Board Memberships: 2013 to 2019

Clare Coe Casher

Dates of Board Memberships: 1980 to 1986

Donald W. Cellotto, Jr.

Dates of Board Memberships: 1987 to 1993

Donald W. Celotto

Dates of Board Memberships: 1969 to 1974

Terry Chatfield

Dates of Board Memberships: 1984 to 1990

Nancy P. Ciarleglio

Dates of Board Memberships: 1978 to 1986

Elias Clark

Dates of Board Memberships: 1968 to 1975

James E. Cohen

Dates of Board Memberships: 2006 to 2012

Jamie E. Cohen

Dates of Board Memberships: 2006 to 2012

Joel Cohn

Dates of Board Memberships: 1978 to 1978

Joel Cohn

Dates of Board Memberships: 1966 to 1973

William S. Colwell

Dates of Board Memberships: 2011 to 2017

James W. Cooper

Dates of Board Memberships: 1942 to 1949

G. Gordon Copeland

Dates of Board Memberships: 1949 to 1956

Charles H. Costello

Dates of Board Memberships: 1958 to 1965

John J. Crawford

Dates of Board Memberships: 2001 to 2007

J. Dwight Dana

Dates of Board Memberships: 1936 to 1945

Abbott H. Davis, Jr.

Dates of Board Memberships: 1971 to 1978

Kellyann Day

Dates of Board Memberships: 2014 to 2020

Harold C. Donegan

Dates of Board Memberships: 1997 to 2003

Fred Rodgers Fairchild

Dates of Board Memberships: 1956 to 1958

William J. Falsey

Dates of Board Memberships: 1953 to 1960

Alfred B. Fitt

Dates of Board Memberships: 1970 to 1971

Thomas R. Fitzsimmons

Dates of Board Memberships: 1948 to 1950

Marcella T. Glazer

Dates of Board Memberships: 1987 to 1991

John M. Golden

Dates of Board Memberships: 1964 to 1971

Mrs. Angus Gordon Jr.*

Dates of Board Memberships: 1974 to 1980

Mrs. Angus Gordon, Jr.

Dates of Board Memberships: 1974 to 1980

Richard M. Grave

Dates of Board Memberships: 1981 to 1987

Henry S. Graves

Dates of Board Memberships: 1928 to 1940

Mary B. Griswold

Dates of Board Memberships: 1975 to 1981

Franklin S. Harris

Dates of Board Memberships: 1968 to 1976

Hudson B. Hastings

Dates of Board Memberships: 1940 to 1947

Samuel B. Hemingway

Dates of Board Memberships: 1947 to 1954

Howard K. Hill

Dates of Board Memberships: 2009 to 2015

Theodore F. Hogan, Jr.

Dates of Board Memberships: 1985 to 1991

James W. Hook

Dates of Board Memberships: 1928 to 1939

Thomas Hooker

Dates of Board Memberships: 1928 to 1936

Miriam B. Horowitz

Dates of Board Memberships: 1959 to 1966

William Horowitz

Dates of Board Memberships: 1952 to 1959

James S. Johnson

Dates of Board Memberships: 1958 to 1961

Annie Garcia Kaplan

Dates of Board Memberships: 2006 to 2012

Frank Kenna, Sr.

Dates of Board Memberships: 1941 to 1948

Harry C. Knight

Dates of Board Memberships: 1943 to 1949

Frederick P. Leaf

Dates of Board Memberships: 2001 to 2007

Lawrence M. Liebman

Dates of Board Memberships: 1983 to 1989

Max Livingston

Dates of Board Memberships: 1944 to 1947

Frederic W. Loeser

Dates of Board Memberships: 1967 to 1974

Charles H. Long

Dates of Board Memberships: 2010 to 2016

Linda Koch Lorimer

Dates of Board Memberships: 1996 to 2002

Kica Matos

Dates of Board Memberships: 2011 to 2017

F. Patrick McFadden, Jr.

Dates of Board Memberships: 1990 to 1996

John J. McKeon

Dates of Board Memberships: 1928 to 1941

Julia M. McNamara

Dates of Board Memberships: 1999 to 2005

Phyllis Medvedow

Dates of Board Memberships: 1973 to 1979

Mrs. Clarence Mendell

Dates of Board Memberships: 1961 to 1968

Jerome H. Meyer

Dates of Board Memberships: 1999 to 2005

Edward W. Miller

Dates of Board Memberships: 1977 to 1983

E. William Muehl

Dates of Board Memberships: 1982 to 1988

Richard E. Nelson

Dates of Board Memberships: 1995 to 2001

David I. Newton

Dates of Board Memberships: 2008 to 2014

John E. Padilla

Dates of Board Memberships: 1994 to 2000

Philip Paolella

Dates of Board Memberships: 1963 to 1969

Barbara L. Pearce

Dates of Board Memberships: 2002 to 2008

Joseph H. Pellegrino

Dates of Board Memberships: 1974 to 1982

Mary L. Pepe

Dates of Board Memberships: 1991 to 1997

James E. Perillo

Dates of Board Memberships: 2008 to 2014

Hugh B. Price

Dates of Board Memberships: 1973 to 1975

Sonia Caban Recalde

Dates of Board Memberships: 2000 to 2003

Elizabeth T. Reed

Dates of Board Memberships: 1954 to 1961

Matthew A. Reynolds

Dates of Board Memberships: 1946 to 1953

Mrs. William Robinson*

Dates of Board Memberships: 1973 to 1979

Mrs. William Robinson

Dates of Board Memberships: 1973 to 1979

Louis M. Rosenbluth

Dates of Board Memberships: 1928 to 1944

James E. Ryan

Dates of Board Memberships: 2012 to 2018

Humbert V. Sacco, Jr.

Dates of Board Memberships: 1995 to 2001

Shelly Saczynski

Dates of Board Memberships: 2009 to 2015

David R. Schaefer

Dates of Board Memberships: 2004 to 2010

Kenneth Schaible

Dates of Board Memberships: 1998 to 2004

Max H. Schwartz

Dates of Board Memberships: 1962 to 1969

Cornell Scott

Dates of Board Memberships: 1976 to 1984

Howard J. Sullivan

Dates of Board Memberships: 1970 to 1977

Richard M. Thalheimer

Dates of Board Memberships: 1947 to 1958

Agnes W. Timpson

Dates of Board Memberships: 1987 to 1993

Edgar Tullock

Dates of Board Memberships: 1965 to 1972

Charles W. Twyman

Dates of Board Memberships: 1992 to 1998

Cheever Tyler

Dates of Board Memberships: 1979 to 1985

Alan J. Tyma

Dates of Board Memberships: 2005 to 2011

Barbara Wareck

Dates of Board Memberships: 1992 to 1998

John H. Weir

Dates of Board Memberships: 1955 to 1962

John W. Weir

Dates of Board Memberships: 1950 to 1955

Susan Whetstone

Dates of Board Memberships: 2001 to 2007

Rolan Joni Young

Dates of Board Memberships: 2008 to 2014

Paul M. Zorn

Dates of Board Memberships: 1960 to 1967