My name is Diana Gerrish and I am the new Governance Council Chair of the Women’s Fund of Central New York. I work at Lockheed Martin in Liverpool as an Engineering Program Manager and live in Syracuse with my husband Dave and two children, Wesley (7) and Hattie (4). We share the house with two cats and a dog. I have been volunteering with the Women’s Fund since 2006, starting in committee work and becoming a Governance Council member in 2009. This year, I have the honor of succeeding Sarah Merrick as the Chair.
I am keenly aware of the needs of women and girls in our community, and I am proud to help through the Women’s Fund grant process and fund raising. Personally, my volunteer work has helped me grow. I have learned to expand my thinking beyond daily tasks, and, with the other Governance Council members, help shape the Women’s Fund of CNY for the future. I am often inspired and energized by the many talented and stimulating women donors, volunteers and grant recipients I’ve met through the Women’s Fund. Please join me in supporting the Women’s Fund of CNY’s mission through your contributions of time, talent and money. I’m sure you will find it a rewarding experience.
The Women's Fund of Central New York seeks to improve the lives of women and girls, serve as a voice and advocate for women and girls, educate women about philanthropy, and engage women in creating change through collective and targeted giving.
The Women’s Fund of Central New York supports, empowers and recognizes the advancement and full participation of women and girls in Central New York through an endowment fund, grants and initiatives.