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Emerson Foundation names new directors

emerson foundaitonAUBURN, N.Y. — The Fred L. Emerson Foundation announced it has elected seven new members to the family foundation’s board of directors. The new directors include five great-great grandchildren of the foundation’s founder, the late Fred L. Emerson.

The newly elected family members represent the first of the 5th generation of Emersons to join the board of the foundation, now in its 85th year of operation. They will serve on the board with seven 3rd and 4th generation family directors. The new family directors are:

§ W. Eric Emerson of Auburn

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§ Grace E. Franceschelli of Alexandria, Virginia

§ William Franceschelli of Auburn

§ Alex Kinal Wagner of Brooklyn

§ Aliza Querns of Auburn

The foundation also announced the election of two new independent directors, Elizabeth August and Michael Nozzolio. That brings to three the number of independent directors who will assist the family in the governance of the organization, according to an Emerson Foundation news release.

August is a legal writing professor at Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to her faculty position, she worked for a large law firm. August also serves as a board member of the Charles J. & Burton S. August Family Foundation.

Nozzolio is a partner with the Harris Beach law firm. From 1982-2016 he represented the Finger Lakes region in the New York State Senate and State Assembly. Prior to his elective service, Nozzolio worked for four years as a legislative counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Established in 1932, the Fred L. Emerson Foundation is a private family foundation located in Auburn. It provides support to not-for-profit organizations in Auburn and the surrounding Central New York area where its founder, Fred L. Emerson, lived and worked.

 

Contact Carbonaro at mcarbonaro@cnybj.com

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