The Community Foundations staff serves as a vital link with donors, grantees, the Board of Trustees, Advisory Boards and the community at large. Our professional staff offers expertise, sensitivity to community issues and accessibility to donors and grant seekers.
Development and Marketing
Andrea L. Reynolds
President and CEO
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Andrea joined the Foundation in 2005. Andrea is responsible for growing the endowed and unrestricted assets of the Foundation, increasing its visibility and expanding geographically, as appropriate. She supervises five staff who help direct the goals of the Foundation. She has the pleasure of working with 24 volunteer trustees who guide the direction of the Foundation.
Andrea previously worked at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis for ten years, holding a variety of positions including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the then $250 million Foundation. Previous to her work in the community foundation field, Reynolds was a senior associate in allocations for United Way of the Mid-South helping to allocate $5 million annually.
Reynolds received her Masters of Science in Social Work administration and planning from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Memphis Branch. Her undergraduate work was completed at Hartwick College, where she majored in business management and minored in music and sociology, with a concentration in psychology. Reynolds is a native of Woodstock, NY, and has been in the field of philanthropy all her life.
Christine Kane, CFRE
Vice President, Dutchess
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Christine Kane, CFRE joined the Foundation in 2011 and is responsible for the asset development, marketing and outreach efforts of our Dutchess County affiliate as well as for guiding the overall development efforts of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and our other affiliates.
A Dutchess County native, Christine holds a B.S. in Forestry from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY and spent the early part of her career working on issues ranging from hazardous waste site identification to non-point source pollution to land conservation. Since she often found herself having to raise the funds necessary to support many of these programs, she decided to shift focus and concentrate her energies full-time on raising the monies needed to fund the important work of non-profit organizations. As a result she now has almost 20 years of experience in fund development and communications, holds the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) credential.- the only internationally recognized, professional credential for fundraising professionals - and has raised millions of dollars for private education, religious work, social services and environmental issues throughout the Hudson Valley.
Kevin J. Quilty
Vice President, Ulster
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Kevin J. Quilty joined the Foundation in 2012 and is responsible for the asset development, marketing and outreach efforts for the Community Foundation of Ulster County.
Quilty was born and raised in Ulster County. He graduated from Kingston High School and earned a BA in History from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. From 1977-2011 Kevin owned and operated Smith Mail Advertising Service in Kingston. Quilty was a partner in the advertising firm of Crews, Quilty, Thompson and Wylde and recently worked as a Business Services Consultant for the Ulster County Development Corporation.
Quilty’s community service is extensive. He currently serves as President of the Kingston Uptown Business Association and Vice President of the Business Alliance of Kingston. He is a member and past president of the Kingston Kiwanis Club, Kingston Boys and Girls Club, Friends of Historic Kingston, and the Kingston Mendelssohn Club and serves on the board of the Chamber of Commerce of Ulster County and the Hudson Valley Senior Residence.Jennifer Nolan
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Jennifer Nolan joined the Foundation in 2012. Jennifer works closely with the Development and Finance departments recording and acknowledging all gifts as well as working on Communications projects.
Jennifer comes to the Community Foundation
from Planned Parenthood of the Mid-HudsonValley
, where she served as an Administrative Assistant in the Development and Marketing Department. Prior to her role at Planned Parenthood, she was the Director of Development for a community-based non-profit organization in Brooklyn, NY
where she assisted in establishing their first development office. Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work Administration and Community Organizing, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.
Programs and Grants
Director of Programs
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Jennifer joined the Foundation in 2012. Jennifer is responsible for monitoring and assessing current program areas and individual grant and scholarship funds, as well as ongoing research and development of new program initiatives.Finance and Administration
Jennifer was the Hudson Valley Regional Manager for the New York Council of Nonprofits, responsible for providing a wide array of training and technical assistance services to nonprofit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and New York State. In that position, she supported the Dutchess County Coalition of Nonprofits- Agency Executives Association, managed the Interim Executive Leadership program and the Federal ARRA Strengthening Communities Fund nonprofit capacity building program which supported NYC-based nonprofit organizations providing economic recovery services.
A native of Dutchess County, Jennifer received her Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College, BA in Sociology from Rutgers University and AA in Liberal Arts and Humanities from Dutchess Community College.
Lisette E. Holmes
Chief Financial Officer
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Lisette joined the Foundation in 2007. Lisette is responsible for all accounting, financial and operational reporting, investments, fund and fund holder reporting, technology and management information systems, and select personnel and administrative functions.
Lisette is a former educator of almost 20 years having taught math and science. Lisette studied accounting at both Ulster County Community College and SUNY New Paltz, and worked for the business office at Poughkeepsie Day School.
Lisette holds a Bachelors Degree in Physics, a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, and a Masters Degree in Education. She has completed the certified financial planner course.