WATERTOWN Eleven north country residents have been named to a young professionals philanthropic council, which aims to empower participants to make a difference and help strengthen communities.
Max M. DelSignore, Northern New York Community Foundation donor services coordinator, said in a prepared statement that participants now dont have to wait to be leaders.
This program will empower our council to make a lasting impact in our local communities, he said. Our goal is to have this experience give council members a greater sense of belief in our region and a willingness to strengthen it.
The foundation announced Thursday the following people as members of the nonprofits new Leadership, Engagement, Access and Direction Council for professionals ages 21 to 45:
n Andrea C. Pfeiffer marketing and community relations director for River Hospital, Alexandria Bay.
n Samuel P. Burgess works in the business and estate practice groups within Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall LLP, Watertown.
n Erica C. Demick sales and marketing manager for YesterYear Vintage Doors, LLC, Hammond, and cofounded the Business and Economic Development Group for the Hammond and Chippewa Bay communities.
n Stacey J. Eger curriculum coordinator with the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Watertown.
n Erika F. Flint executive director of the Watertown Urban Mission, Watertown.
n Trevor C. Garlock financial representative with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., Watertown.
n Jason S. Jantzi architect with Bernier, Carr & Associates, Watertown.
n Tracy L. Leonard director of the North Country Healthcare Providers Educational and Research Fund Inc., Watertown.
n John Nuber investment associate at RBC Wealth Management, Watertown.
n Erin Simser marketing manager for Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, Black River/Fort Drum.
n Robert Sligar of Carthage Savings & Loan.
Each member will participate in strategic grant making, learn about the work of nonprofits and develop skills to become a community leader. LEAD Council also is a steppingstone from the agencys youth philanthropy councils in both Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties to the agencys board of directors.
The group will make at least $5,000 in grant recommendations supporting community programs or projects to the foundations board of directors later this year.
For more information, call 782-7110.