The Fred L. Emerson Foundation recently elected President Joan Hinde Stewart to its board of directors.

“We are extremely pleased to have Joan Hinde Stewart join our board. Her experience as a distinguished leader in higher education and Upstate New York will greatly benefit the Emerson Foundation and our philanthropic work,” commented Anthony D. Franceschelli, president of the foundation. “As a family foundation, we know that it can be very beneficial to have independent directors who bring complementary skills and backgrounds to our board. We are grateful for Joan’s willingness to serve.”

“I am pleased and honored,” Stewart said, “to join the board of the Emerson Foundation, whose exceptional philanthropy has long had, and continues to have, a profound effect on higher education and other priorities in the community and the region.”

The Fred L. Emerson Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1932 by Fred L. Emerson. The Foundation provides support to not-for-profit organizations in Auburn, N.Y., and the surrounding Central New York area where its founder lived and worked.

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