With almost 30 years of nonprofit experience, Mary brings expertise in organizational development & strategic growth, relationship-based donor cultivation, community engagement, and a dedication to collaborative leadership. She has held a variety of executive and development director roles in education, the arts, community-based human services, and public health. Mary’s early career included working as a therapist. She has also been offering consulting services to organizations for many years.
Mary holds a BS in Psychology from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland, and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to serving on a range of community boards over the years, Mary is passionate about gardening, music, finding ways to be outdoors during each season, and spending time with family and friends.
Erin joined MECF in June 2018 as the Foundation’s Administrative Coordinator and served as the Interim Executive Director from July 2019 until February 2020. As Assistant Director, Erin works closely with the Executive Director to help the Foundation achieve its mission, with a focus on education and advocacy. Her passion for this work is fueled by the idea that all children deserve the community investment and support that they need to thrive at home and to succeed at school and beyond.
Erin holds a BA in Linguistics and Spanish from SUNY University at Albany. She is passionate about writing, cooking for loved ones, and volunteering in her community. Erin also serves on the board of the South End Children’s Cafe in Albany.