Board Officers for 2018 Announced

(Syracuse, NY) At its annual meeting in December 2017 the Gifford Foundation elected a new slate of officers for 2018:

  • Jaime Alicea of Syracuse, president
  • Michael Feng of Syracuse, vice president
  • Joseph L. Charles, Fayetteville, treasurer
  • and Merike Treier, Cazenovia, secretary.


Mr. Alicea, who serves as the Superintendent of the Syracuse City School District, takes over for previous board president Ben Walsh. “I am honored and excited to assume the leadership of the Gifford Foundation Board,” states Mr. Alicea.  “I look forward to partnering with my fellow board members, staff, and most importantly the community as we continue to advance our collective efforts to foster growth and opportunity in Central New York.”

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