Connecticut Council for Philanthropy Elects New Board Member

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

HARTFORD, CT— The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy welcomes JUANITA JAMES, president and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, as a newly elected member of the board of directors.

Ms. James is currently a Director of the Asbury Automotive Group, one of the nation’s largest automobile retailers, and previously was a Director of the Rouse Company. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. In her community leadership role, she is a Corporator for First County Bank, a Trustee of the University of Connecticut and Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, as well as a Trustee Emerita of Princeton University.

Formerly, she was Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Pitney Bowes Inc. Prior to Pitney Bowes, Juanita built a progressive 20-year career in the media and entertainment industry with Time Warner, Inc. and Bertelsmann, Inc.

Ms. James holds a Master’s Degree in Business Policy from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business Program where she received the Distinguished Service Award. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Romance Languages from Princeton University.

Retiring Board Members

The Council will thank and recognized retiring board members for their service to the organization at their Annual Meeting and Awards on April 30: DEAN ANDREWS, SVP, Marketing and Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for Bank of America; PATRICIA BAKER, president and CEO of Connecticut Health Foundation; and HOLLY NUECHTERLEIN, grant program director for The Louis Calder Foundation.

Access a complete listing of the Council’s 15-member Board at

About the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. With members representing 106 grantmaking foundations (private, corporate, community), business and corporate giving programs, bank trusts, donor-advised funds, individual philanthropists and those serving the philanthropic sector, the Council is Connecticut’s foremost resource on philanthropy. The organization benefits the larger grantmaking community, the nonprofit sector and the public in Connecticut. For more information about the Council, go to



Maggie Osborn
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy