Four Local Residents Elected to MSCF Board of Directors
At Main Street Community Foundation’s Annual Meeting in March, the Foundation elected four local residents to its Board of Directors. They are:
- Megan Albanese of Southington. She is a lifelong Southington resident and the Youth Prevention Coordinator for the Town of Southington STEPS Prevention Coalition.
- Jarre Betts of Bristol. She has years of nonprofit and philanthropic leadership experience, including two decades at the Community Foundation, retiring as the Vice President of Programs in 2018.
- Eric Clemons of Bristol. He is a longtime broadcaster who has rooted himself in the Bristol community; he was most recently elected president of the Greater Bristol Branch of the NAACP.
- Becky Zappone of Plymouth. She is currently a CPA and Director at Harper & Whitfield, P.C. in Farmington and actively involved in the town’s civic and nonprofit organizations.
The Board of Directors plays an essential role in guiding the Foundation’s work and these individuals will act as liaisons between their communities and the Foundation.
“It is critical now more than ever that we know the current and emerging needs in each of our communities so that we can respond quickly and effectively,” said Susan Sadecki, President & CEO of Main Street Community Foundation, which serves the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.
“We are grateful for Megan, Jarre, Eric and Becky’s generous commitment of time and the valuable and unique expertise they bring to the Foundation,” stated Sadecki.
The Community Foundation Board of Directors consists of 21 community leaders charged with ensuring donors’ intentions are fulfilled in perpetuity while meeting the needs of the local communities; the full Board of Directors is listed here. In 2020, a record $2 million in grants were awarded; since the Foundation’s establishment in 1995, a total of over $21.3 million has been distributed.