Our Advisors

Community Foundation of Ulster County

The members of the Community Foundation of Ulster County Advisory Board are selected because they have expressed a sincere interest in increasing philanthropy in Ulster County. As Ulster County residents and professionals, they ensure that any funds raised remain in Ulster County. The entire Advisory Board reviews the Ulster County Community Response Grant applications, makes recommendations for approval, and raises awareness about the Foundation among potential Ulster County donors.

Advisory Board

Thomas J. MurphyChair
Vice President and Regional Manager, Government Banking with M&T Bank

Susan R. Cary 
Partner, Prime Title Services LLC

Philip Coombe III 
Certified Financial Planner with Coombe, Bender and Co., LLC 

Brian Drabkin 
Semi-retired from the wholesale lumber business 

Stephen Hakim 
Owner/manager of Raymond James Financial

Tony Hall 
Independent management consultant with a focus on community and economic development 

Linda Hopfenspirger
Owner, Gilded Thistle Floral Design

Johann Huleatt 
Executive Vice President of Church Communities Foundation

Elizabeth S. Manion
Retired Library Director of the Marlboro Free Library. 

Marianne Murray 
Founder, Carve for a Cause

Arthur R. Upright
Central Hudson, retired

John Wadlin
Partner, Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP