Fernando Muñiz Appointed to Community Foundation Board of Directors

Fernando Muñiz has been appointed to the Board of Directors

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New Haven, Conn. (December 18, 2019) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's charitable endowment and largest grantmaker, announces that Fernando Muñiz of New Haven, CT has been appointed to the Board of Directors. Muñiz will begin a seven-year term on January 1, 2020, replacing outgoing member Alicia Caraballo.

Muñiz has a long career in child welfare, juvenile justice and public administration. He is the CEO of Community Solutions, Inc., which provides community-based services including juvenile justice, child welfare, and criminal justice programs. Muñiz worked for more than a decade at the Dept. of Children and Families, most recently serving as deputy commissioner. Muñiz is also a member of the Progreso Latino Fund Advisory Committee, and is a former chair of the committee.

"Fernando is an outstanding community leader, public servant, and nonprofit executive," said The Community Foundation Board of Directors Chair Khalilah Brown-Dean. "He will bring to the Board a wealth of knowledge and experience in capacity building and community development as we chart a new path toward inclusive growth. We are excited to serve with and learn from Fernando."

About The Community Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of three generations of donors, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven gave out $34.6 Million in grants and distributions in 2018. The endowment, valued at approximately $570 million at year-end, is composed of hundreds of individually-named funds. In addition to its grantmaking, The Community Foundation helps build a stronger community by leading on issues and supporting donors and nonprofits in creating a community of opportunity for all. The Foundation's 20-town service area includes: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, West Haven, Woodbridge. For more information about The Community Foundation, visit www.cfgnh.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.org/cfgnh or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cfgnh