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Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Welcomes Suzanne H. Lee as President and CEO

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, with a mission to continuously improve the present and future quality of life in the counties of Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga (PA), Tioga (NY), is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne H. Lee as its President and CEO. Suzanne has been leading community foundations for seventeen years and has the additional unique experience of being both a funder and a development officer for community focused, non-profit organizations. “As it enters its fifteenth year of assisting the communities served, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is at a critical growth phase in its history and Suzanne’s leadership experience will help CFTT embark on this exciting next level of growth.” said Benjamin R. Olney, Chairman of the CFTT Board.

Suzanne has led other community foundations and managed their substantial grant making capabilities and growth. Most notably, during her tenure as President of the Community Foundation of the Elmira-Corning and Finger Lakes, the Foundation grew exponentially from $2.2 million to $34 million. This substantial growth created a community endowment that can be counted on forever to support the area and offered donors a vehicle and place to do their philanthropic work. She also served as President and CEO of the First Community Foundation Partnership in Williamsport, PA.

Having been in leadership positions with organizations that managed fund creation and acceleration, as well as created grant making programs, and partnered closely with both the non- profit sector and professional advisors, Suzanne has in depth hands on knowledge of all aspects of community philanthropy. “The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers is passionate about the grant making and philanthropy programs it provides for Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga (PA) and Tioga (NY). I am delighted to be a part of its next chapter and to work with my team, our constituents, and professional advisors to further CFTT’s mission for the members of the counties we serve” said Suzanne.