The Community Foundation staff is composed of individuals who combine professional expertise with a love of living and working in the Rochester area. Use the links just below to jump to a specific team section.
- Office of the President
- Community Programs
- Finance, HR and Administration
- Philanthropic Engagement
- Community Foundation Initiatives
President & CEO
Email Simeon or call 585.271.4277 to initiate contact with the Community Foundation.
Chief of Staff
Email Iris or call 585.341.4375 to schedule an appointment with Simeon Banister or for information about the Foundation.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Human Resources Associate
Email Teresa or call 585.341.4340 about the Community Foundation’s initiatives to attract, hire, and maintain a diverse workplace.
Office of the President
Senior Vice President, Communications
Email Mary or call 585.341.4351 for media inquiries or questions about any of our reports or publications.
Senior Communications Officer
Email Julie or call 585.341.4353 for any questions or suggestions regarding our publications.
Email Donna or call 585.341.4364 with questions about Community Foundation events.
Communications Officer, Digital Content
Email Sarah or call 585.341.4334 for questions or suggestions about our website and social media channels.
Rachel Rochelle Wyche
Communications Administrator and Graphic Designer
Email Rachel or call 585.341.4346 to request a logo or with questions about our invitations or sponsorship ads.
Erin Budd Barry
Vice President, Community Programs
Email Erin or call 585.341.4390 with questions about the Foundation’s community leadership activities and grant opportunities.
Email Morgan or call 585.341.4374 with questions about your grant application or our grantmaking process.
Scholarship and Grants Associate
Email Lori or call 585.341.4357 with questions about scholarships.
Email Sara or call 585.341.4371 with questions related to grant opportunities through giving circles, geographic affiliates, and advisory committees.
Annette Jiménez Gleason
Senior Program Officer, Vitality
Email Annette or call 585.341.4372 with questions about grant opportunities in arts and culture, environmental justice and sustainability, historical preservation, and successful aging.
Program Officer, Equity
Email Virgil or call 585.341.4368 with questions about grant opportunities in education, race and ethnicity, and poverty.
Director of Community Programs
Email Berta or call 585.341.4365 with questions about competitive grantmaking for community impact.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Email Amy or call 585.341.4380 with questions regarding fund balances or investments.
Email Susan or call 585.341.4354 with audit confirmation requests.
Receptionist and Senior Administrative Assistant
Email Marlene or call 585.341.4333 to put you in touch with the appropriate staff member who can best answer your questions and for general information about the Community Foundation.
Senior Finance Manager
Email Kelly or call 585.341.4391 with questions about accounting.
Senior Systems Administration Officer
Email Jeffrey or call 585.341.4341 if you encounter problems with the Foundation’s email or phone system.
Senior Director, Finance
Email Karen or call 585.341.4342 with questions about the audited financial statements or 990s.
Email Patricia or call 585.341.4370 with questions about gifts to the Foundation or if you have a problem with an online donation.
Senior Finance Manager
Email Nicole or call 585.341.4374 with questions about investments.
Office and Building Administrator
Email Ronisha or call 585.341.4347 with questions about our property at 500 East Avenue.
Finance, HR and Administration
Vice President, Philanthropic Engagement
Email Andrew or call 585.341.4360 if you want to discuss your legacy or are interested in establishing a fund to meet your philanthropic goals.
Director of Donor Engagement and Impact
Email Mary or call 585.341.4352 with questions about an existing Organization Endowment Fund or about establishing an Organization Endowment Fund.
Senior Philanthropic Services Officer
Email Kate or call 585.341.4337 to ask questions about an existing Donor-Advised Fund.
Philanthropic Services Associate
Email Kayleigh or call 585.341.4331 with questions about our Community Sponsors annual campaign, making a grant from your Charitable Checking AccountSM, getting help with DonorCentral, or updating your contact information.
Giving Circle Associate
Email Dawn or call 585.341.4330 with questions about giving circles.
Regional Philanthropic Advisor
Email Jeff or call 585.341.4373 about donor engagement in the counties surrounding Monroe that include Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates.
Kayleigh Rae Stampfler
Director of Principal Gifts and Engagement
Email Kayleigh Rae or call 585.341.4409 to discuss a new gift or the various fund options available.
Philanthropic Planning Administrator
Email Zakiya or call 585.341.4363 with questions about our events and resources for professional advisors.
Lauri Van Hise
Senior Director, Endowment Initiative
Email Lauri or call 585.341.4408 with questions about how endowment best supports our community.
- ACT Rochester
Megan Norris, PhD
Email Megan or call 585.341.4361 with questions about data compiled on key indicators of our region’s well-being.
- Greater Rochester Afterschool & Summer Alliance (GRASSA)
Email Christina or call 585.739.9853 with questions about out-of-school-time programs in Monroe County.
- Greater Rochester Afteschool & Summer Alliance (GRASSA)
Carla Stough Huffman
Coordinator of Professional Development and OST Program Quality
Email Carla or call 585.747.8715 with questions about out-of-school-time programs in Monroe County.
- Monroe County Aging Alliance
Co-Director of this joint initiative of the Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes
Email Patricia or call 585.341.4355 with questions about grant opportunities in the areas of successful aging, health, and basic needs.
- Rochester ENergy Efficiency and Weatherization (RENEW)
Email Elizabeth or call 585.341.4362 with questions about opportunities to help income-eligible homeowners increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and eliminate safety hazards in their homes.
- Rochester’s Child
Email Nancy or call 585.341.4411 with questions about grant opportunities in early childhood and education.
Community Foundation Initiatives
At various times, Rochester Area Community Foundation offers career opportunities in the areas of administration, communications, fundraising, finance, grantmaking, and philanthropic engagement. The Community Foundation also is engaged in a variety of partnerships that occasionally create new positions.
Executive Assistant to the President
We seek a detail-oriented team player for this critical support roll. Read the full job description.
Rochester Area Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values a diverse workforce. In addition, we are proud to join the fair wage movement as a Level Up Champion.