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Vera House Foundation Announces 2021 Trustees and Officers

Vera House Foundation Announces 2021 Trustees and Officers

The Vera House Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021 trustees and officers. The new trustees include Bishop Ronald B. Dewberry, New Life Temple of Praise; Timothy J. Giarrusso, Human Technologies; Alexandra Gorski, M&T Bank; Martin A. Hewitt, Fried Frank; Yvonne Scott-Younis, Mohawk Global; and Monique Wright-Williams, Syracuse City School District. 

The foundation was established in 1991 to ensure the long-term financial health of Vera House and is separately incorporated from Vera House, Inc. Foundation trustees work to ensure that Vera House's important work will be always available for those who need it.

"In this critical time for the organization, our community, and country, the thought of having the compassion and leadership of our new trustees is inspiring and deeply appreciated," said Vera House Co-Executive Director Angela Douglas. "They join an already committed group of individuals that will work to advance and resource our work for victims, survivors, and their families."

Russell Sturtz, Community Bank N.A., will serve as chair of the foundation. Elaina Wellstead, EB&L Marketing, will serve as vice chair. Barbara Karper, Le Moyne College and president of the Vera House Board of Directors, will serve as interim second vice chair. Jim King, King + King Architects, LLP, will serve as interim secretary.

"I am absolutely thrilled with the leadership of our 2021 foundation trustees and officers," said Vera House Co-Executive Director Randi Bregman. "They have a wealth of experience and a depth of commitment to our mission that will help us maintain and enhance our programs and services and fulfill our strategic goals.”