Council for Philanthropy Introduces New Board Leadership

Monday, May 12, 2014

HARTFORD, CT— The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy welcomed SUE MURPHY, Executive Director of Liberty Bank Foundation (Middletown and Colchester), as the newly elected chair of the board of directors at its Annual Luncheon on May 2 at the New Haven Lawn Club. Sue succeeds KIM HEALEY, Executive Director of NewAlliance Foundation (New Haven and New Canaan), who completed two years as chair and nine years of service as a board member.

The Council also welcomed two other elected officials: Vice Chair— JUDITH MEYERS, Executive Director of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut (Farmington); and Secretary— CHRIS TRACZYK, Farmington Bank Community Foundation (Farmington and Wethersfield). ROBERT (BOB) HAGGETT, of Newman’s Own Foundation (Farmington and Glastonbury) will continue as Treasurer.

Newly elected members to the board of directors are: AMY FRY, VP of Communications and Public Affairs for Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation (Ridgefield and Canton); FRANCES G. PADILLA, president of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut (Meriden and New Haven); and FAHD VAHIDY, philanthropic advisor for the Graustein Family Office (Hamden and West Hartford).

You can access a complete listing of the Council’s 20-member Board at

The Council also recognized retiring board members for their service to the organization: ANDREW (ANDY) BOONE, The Netter Foundation; PENNY CANNY, formerly with the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven; BARBARA FERNANDEZ, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; KIM HEALEY, NewAlliance Foundation; and JOHN (JACK) HORAK, Reid and Riege.

Photo: Newly elected Board Members Vahd Vahidy, Frances Padilla and Amy Fry with newly elected Board Chair Sue Murphy.

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 114 private and community foundations, federated funds, and corporate foundations and giving programs, the Council is Connecticut’s foremost resource on philanthropy. The organization benefits the larger grantmaking community, the nonprofit sector and the public in Connecticut.



Maggie Osborn
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy


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