David M. Okorn has been the executive director of LICF since 2010. He began his career at
LICF in 2008 as the Foundation’s director of advancement and donor relations. Previously, he was the senior vice president of development and external relations at Abilities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children with disabilities. Prior to that he held positions as director of community relations at KeySpan and executive director of the KeySpan Foundation.
Dave received his B.S. and M.S. in Business Administration and Energy Management at New York Institute of Technology -Old Westbury. He is a member of the board of directors of the Long Island Volunteer Center and the Better Business Bureau Foundation. Dave was recently appointed as a Member of the Long Island State Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Marie C. Smith has been the director of donor relations and communications at LICF since April 2011. Marie provides excellent service to donors while effectively promoting the Foundation’s mission and activities. Prior to joining LICF, she was director of strategic partnerships at Consolidated Edison where she led the company’s corporate giving strategy, managed community relations, charitable giving, volunteerism and special events programs.
A graduate of Hofstra University, Marie has a B.S. in Business Administration and
completed her Masters in Organizational Leadership with Mercy College in 2002. She
is the former chairperson for the NYC Contributions Advisory Group (CAG) and
completed a certification in Planned Giving at Molloy College.