Board of Trustees

Our Founders

Janet has passed now but her story of connection with her maternal grandfather and his legacy of having left half of his estate to charities continues.  Comis is the outcome of her philanthropy in her lifetime and we continue with the legacy of supporting the future for those who seek to achieve.

A founding Trustee, Chris provided a strong voice that has prepared the Foundation with a long-term focused framework that the Trustees will use in the future philanthropy of Comis.


Our Trustees

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I’m passionate about the work we’ve been able to do in early childhood education and any effort that promotes universal preschool. Creating and sustaining community, whether a community of 2 or 2 million, also forms a common thread of interest for me in the organizations we’ve been able to support.

I am interested in providing opportunities for innovative programs aimed at improving the lives of at-risk populations, both in my own community and wherever people are in need. I hope to build sustainable policies and practices to ensure Comis can continue achieving its mission into the future.

I have been involved with non-profits since graduating college. I have worked with Arts organizations, conservation groups, young adult mentoring programs for many years. The opportunity to affect positive change for future good is a core belief and I enjoy seeing the positive outcomes of our varied support.