Board and Officers
A Message from our Chair, Peter C. Bogle, Esq.
As the newly elected Chair for the Community Foundation, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as leader for this organization for the next two years. Over the next several months, I will be working with Vice Chair Ed Siegal who has agreed to lead our Strategic Planning Committee. We plan to develop a set of short term goals and objectives that can guide us for the next 12 months. It is my intention to use the next year to develop a new multi-year strategic blueprint that will be presented to our membership for adoption at next year’s annual meeting.
We will be looking at the region we serve. We will have the data and trends from the 2010 census as well as other data available to assess the quality of life issues of this region. We will look at the role that philanthropy can play in addressing these issues and, most importantly, how the Community Foundation can be a catalytic force to guide and invest those philanthropic assets.
We will assess our community leadership role, our grant-making activities and the capacity of this region’s non-profit organizations to address the critical issues we face.
The Community Foundation derives power from its geographic breadth. Too often issues are addressed within the municipal silo of a particular city or town. We can identify issues that are common to various communities in this region. We can select issues where the Community Foundation can play a unifying role and create an impact.
None of us can accomplish the mission of the Community Foundation alone or in isolation. We will be seeking the advice, support and commitment of many individuals and groups to move the Community Foundation ahead over the next 12 months. I look forward to your contribution to this effort.