Vera House Foundation
It is the mission of the Vera House Foundation to ensure that the important work Vera House does today be there for those who need it long into the future.
The Vera House Foundation, Inc. is separately incorporated from Vera House, Inc. and was established in 1991 to ensure the long-term financial health of Vera House. Foundation-sponsored events include the annual White Ribbon Campaign & New Beginnings Gala. In addition to events, the Foundation engages individuals to secure contributions to the Foundation of Hope and The Faye Panasci Children's Fund. These funds provide an opportunity to endow our vital programs through multi-year contributions and planned gifts.
The Foundation welcomes gifts and contributions to sustain and expand the vital programs that have provided new beginnings for thousands of individuals who have sought shelter and healing when they walk through our doors. Initiatives the Foundation has recently supported include Workplace Sexual Harassment Prevention Traning and the implementation of the agency strategic plan initiatives.
We believe ensuring the future of Vera House is important. We hope you will, too. Click HERE to read about ways to donate to the Vera House Foundation.
Vera House Foundation Trustees:
Jodi DeAugustine • Chair • Pathfinder Bank
Russell Sturtz • 1st Vice Chair • Community Bank N.A.
Elaina Wellstead • 2nd Vice Chair • EB&L Marketing
Warren Wolfson • Treasurer • Hancock & Estabrook, LLP
Lorraine McGee • Secretary • KeyBank
Kathy Alaimo • Syracuse Label & Surround Printing
Helena Zera Axelrod
Charlie Beach • C. W. Beach Co.
Melissa Bollman • M&T Bank
James Borer • Express Mart
Randi Bregman • Vera House, Inc.
Amy Breuer • Chris Sanford Photography
Kathleen Davis • Gianelli Sausage
Paul Dodd • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
William Fitzpatrick • Onondaga County District Attorney
Mark Fuller • United Radio
Rachel Galusha • KeyBank
Lisa Greenia • Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Barbara Karper • LeMoyne College
Sang W. Kim, MD • Syracuse Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
Jim King • King + King Architects, LLP
Jennifer Mathews • Ferrara Fiorenza PC
Edward “Buster” Melvin II • Barclay Damon
Pierre Morrisseau • OneGroup
Patricia Numann, MD
Holly Oyer • National Grid
Anne Ruffer • Mackenzie Hughes, LLP
Jeffrey VanBuren • 3M
Gloria Barbano Weyl • Realty USA