The Westfield Foundation appointed three new board members, thanked three for their years of service and granted over $100,000 to community programs this quarter.
With a resounding endorsement, The Westfield Foundation recently voted in three new board members: Toni Janota, Michael Moye and Dr. Cheryl Lundy Swift, all of Westfield. At the same time, the organization recognized the service of outgoing members: Tim Boyle, Stan Gersch and Rich Elbert.
“We express our deepest appreciation for the invaluable contributions of Tim Stan and Rich and their unwavering commitment during their tenure!” said outgoing president Larry Darrow.
Our new board members had the privilege of witnessing our Q2 grants meeting in early May where we funded over $100,000 to community programs. Some notable grants this quarter: providing a new mode of transportation for the Westfield Community Center, renovation funds for The Our House Foundation’s New Providence Day Program site, and continued support for the Presbyterian Church of Westfield’s mission to supplement local in-need families with nutrient-dense food.
“We are so proud to support a variety of organizations meaningfully impacting the lives of so many from school-age children to seniors in our community,” said President Corey Wu-Jung.
About our new Trustees:
Dr. Cheryl Lundy Swift has been a dedicated educator for over 25 years. She currently serves as Learning Without Tears’ Professional Learning Director where she curates professional development for teachers and school leaders worldwide. She has worked in leadership and executive roles for various educational organizations and has proven to be adept at building mutually beneficial relationships, collaborative professional learning and engaging curriculum. Her passion and grit fuel her relentless mission to build bridges and fill opportunity gaps. Cheryl is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and serves as a Commissioner for the Human Relations Advisory Board for the town of Westfield.
Michael Moye has been a resident of Westfield for 16 years. His wife Maria and three sons Jack, Ryan and Luke have been very active in local sports and activities. He has more than 25 years of marketing, sales and leadership experience spanning the pharmaceutical, device, and diagnostic industries. He currently works for Idorsia Pharmaceuticals and previously worked for Takeda, J&J and Merck. His core areas of expertise are marketing strategy, brand development and communications.
A resident of Westfield for over two decades, Toni Janota is also a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, with 25 years of experience in providing audit and assurance-related services for large, multinational companies. She has served as the lead client service partner and/or advisory partner for several Fortune 500 companies, primarily in the consumer business and retail industries. In addition to her client service roles, Toni serves as the Greater-Tri-State Audit & Assurance Consumer Business Leader and as the Partner-in-Charge of the New York Audit & Assurance practice, primarily responsible for the oversight and talent-related aspects of over 1000 audit professionals in New York.
The Westfield Foundation’s purpose is to promote the betterment of Westfield New Jersey and its surrounding communities by enhancing the quality of life for all of its citizens. Our areas of focus include but are not limited to capital projects and improvements within Education, The Arts, Health and Human Services, Historic Preservation, Civic Projects, and Community development. Our grants provide innovative and strategic responses to recognized community needs. We aim to partner with agencies and institutions to strengthen their services to the local community. www.thewestfieldfoundation.org
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