Staff and Board

A volunteer group of Valley leaders serves as the Foundation's Board of Directors and the President implements the Board's objectives and carries out the daily operations.

The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is governed by knowledgeable, civic-minded citizens. VCF's affiliation with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven allows VCF's board to focus on leadership and development. The Board of Directors plays a major role in setting strategy, community leadership and awarding grants.

Staff

Sharon L. Closius
President and CEO
(203) 751-9162
Beth Colette
Administrative Assistant & Development Associate
(203) 751-9162
Valerie Knight-DiGangi
Program Officer
(203) 751-9162
John Ready
Donor Services & Communications Officer
(203) 751-9162
A.F. Drew Alden
Sr. Vice President for Investments & CFO; Chief Compliance Officer
(203) 777-7061


Past Board

William C. Bassett (2004 – 2012)
James E. Cohen (2004 – 2007)
Susan Coyle (2011 – 2016)
Timothy P. Dillon, Esq. (2007 - 2015)
Rick Dunne (2012 - 2015)
William W. Ginsberg (2011 - 2017)
David M. Grant (2004 – 2011)
M. Elizabeth Kennard (2004 – 2014)
Ernestine Luise (2009– 2011)
Bill Nimons (2010 - 2017) 
Joseph A. Pagliaro Sr.* (2004)
Joseph A. Pagliaro Jr. (2005-2014)
Mary L. Pepe (2004 - 2013)
James E. Ryan (2004 – 2009)
David M. Rifkin (2004 - 2005) 
Kenneth E. Schaible (2004 - 2011)
Gregory Stamos, Esq. (2006 - 2013)
Karen Stanek (2013 - 2016)
Diane Stroman (2010 - 2017) 
Leon Sylvester (2007 - 2015)
Alan J. Tyma (2004 - 2012) James White* (2015)
John Zaprzalka, CPA (2007 – 2016)

*deceased
Italics indicates Member of the Founding VCF Board of Directors

Address

253-A Elizabeth Street
Derby, Connecticut 06418
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Contact

203-751-9162
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