3/3/2015– Leadership News at Long Island’s Community Foundation
Melville, NY (March 3, 2015) – The Long Island Community Foundation recently named six new board members and a new vice chair. “We are thrilled to welcome this talented group of community leaders to our Board and to have Tricia Marcin serve as our new vice chair,” said David M. Okorn, LICF’s executive director.“We are looking forward to the invaluable experience and talent each member will bring to help LICF fulfill its commitment to Long Island.”
Patricia C. Marcin, partner at Farrell Fritz and LICF board of advisor since 2010, has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the board. Patricia C. Marcin concentrates her practice in estate and tax planning, including the preparation of wills and trusts and estate administration.
Salvatore Alesia, an attorney for more than 17 years, is an executive director and senior banker, responsible for business development and portfolio management for J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk.
Robert S. Barnett, a lawyer and CPA, is a founding partner of Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP, where he concentrates on taxation, trusts, estates, charitable planning, corporate and partnership law. He is the associate dean of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Academy of Law.
Janet M. Barone, small business owner of a company that distributes precision machine tools and complex abrasives to aerospace firms nationwide. She has been a member of the Long Island Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation, and she’s currently president of North Shore Holiday House, a free summer camp in Huntington for girls from underserved families.
Claudia Pilato is vice president and director of marketing for Bridgehampton National Bank,which has grown to 29 branches and assets of $2.3 billion since she arrived in 2004. BNB recently announced the acquisition of Community National Bank. She is an executive board member of All For The East End, which raises money to support nonprofits on the North and South Fork.
Brian M. Travers is founder and CEO of Travers & Associates, Inc., a boutique firm that helps clients with life insurance strategies. He is founder and chairman of the Day One Foundation, which helps underserved children get an education.
Marc Wong, a CPA, is a senior vice president for wealth management at Morgan Stanley in its Melville office. He is on the board of directors of Omega, a chamber music ensemble in New York City.
Through the generosity of our donors, the Long Island Community Foundation invests in groups that create positive change and have a significant impact on the quality of life on Long Island. To learn more about these grants and the Long Island Community Foundation, visit our website at www.licf.org. Like us on Facebook,follow us on Twitter @LICommunityFndt, and connect with us on LinkedIn.
Since 1978, the Long Island Community Foundation has been the home of charitable Long Islanders who share a passion and commitment to improve their communities. LICFsupports an array of effective nonprofits that help make Long Island a vital and secure place to live, learn, work, and play, while building permanent resources for the future. The Foundation has made more than $150 million in grants from hundreds of funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. LICF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the country’s oldest and largest community foundations.