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Monica Merante

Senior Director, Philanthropic Services, Central New York Community Foundation

Monica M. Merante, CAP© began her career in the not-for-profit sector in 2002 after graduating from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She headed up the annual giving and scholarship programs at Le Moyne College and Onondaga Community College before joining the Central New York Community Foundation in 2012. Her work at the Community Foundation allows her to connect donors to the foundation’s many resources and help them discover and support charities in that align with their interests. She also has the opportunity to meet with families interested in build a legacy of generosity, and parents who want to use their fund to teach their children about philanthropy. Monica currently serves on the board of directors for the Advancement Network (AdNet) and on non-board committees at local charities she loves. She lives in Syracuse, NY.


Community Foundation Spark Session: Community Foundation Business Models for Family Philanthropy (Round 5)

Posted on June 23, 2022 by Thomas Griffith, Monica Merante, Heather Cash, Anne McKune, Tony Macklin

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This is NCFP’s fifth deep dive into how community foundations structure their business models for more intensive philanthropic services. Two foundations will serve as case studies, describing how they defined their customer segments, developed their portfolio of programs and services, worked with their board to set goals and success measures, refined their financial model for expanded services, engaged advisors, and more. Their presentations will be based on NCFP’s Philanthropic Services Business… Read More