The Fairfield County Community Foundation in Norwalk announced that Vicki Craver of Greenwich and Mary-Jane Foster and Bruce Hubler of Bridgeport have joined its board of directors. Each was unanimously elected to serve a three-year term, effective immediately.
They join 26 board members from 8 towns and cities in Fairfield County in overseeing the Foundation’s activities, approving grants and priorities, and ensuring the charitable goals of donors are met. W. Michael Funck of Greenwich remains the chairman.
Ms. Craver first joined the Foundation in 2004 as a member of the Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls Luncheon committee. In 2006, she joined the Fund’s Program, Research and Grants committee, and in 2008 became a member of its Executive committee. She served as co-chair of the Fund’s Luncheon Committee for 2009. A former vice president of the Fixed Income Division at Goldman Sachs, Ms. Craver attended the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, earning a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and received her Master’s of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. She is on the board of the University of North Carolina, College of Arts and Sciences Foundation.
Ms. Foster is a principal in development and investment firms Black Rock Investors, LLC and Westchester Baseball, LLC. She is also an attorney admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York. She is a co-founder and former co-owner and CEO of the Bridgeport Bluefish Professional Baseball Club. She earned an Associate’s degree from Bennett College and a Bachelor’s degree from Charter Oak College before earning her law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law. She is a member of the Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls Program Review committee. Ms. Foster also serves as co-chair of the United Way of Eastern Fairfield County’s “Success by Six” early childhood education initiative, and has served on the board of the Center for Women and Families.
Mr. Hubler formerly served as Corporate Senior Vice President and an executive officer of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, and held senior management and consulting positions with Thomson Corporation, Heublein Inc., and Booz-Allen & Hamilton. A graduate of the University of Bridgeport, he earned his Master’s degree from Fairfield University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He has served on a variety of boards and advisory committees for Fairfield County nonprofit organizations, including the Discovery Museum, FSW, St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation, and the Burroughs Community Center.
The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes the growth of community and regional philanthropy to improve the quality of life throughout Fairfield County. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds and contribute to existing funds. The Foundation also provides philanthropic advisory services, and develops and leads initiatives to tackle critical community issues. It is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards for community foundations. The Foundation has awarded over $100 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For more information, visit www.fccfoundation.org.