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Community Foundations Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

L to R: Incoming CFO Darcy Kelly, Outgoing CFO Roxie Geramita
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has announced the appointment of its new Chief Financial Officer. Darcy Kelly, a finance and business administration professional who served in similar roles at Poughkeepsie Day School for 25 years, was named the new CFO for the regional grantmaker.
 
Darcy Kelly is a lifelong resident of Dutchess County, who appreciates the quality of life and experiences the Hudson Valley offers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Marist College, from which she began an evolving, decades-long career at Poughkeepsie Day School. Most recently, Kelly held the title of Business Manager. Throughout her tenure at the independent school, she worked in areas of business and finance, human resources, and development. She also volunteered each year at the school's annual auction fundraiser.
 
“The Board and staff are pleased to welcome Darcy Kelly, a business management and administration professional with a commitment to our community,” said Nevill Smythe, Interim President & CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.  “After a months-long search process, and speaking with many qualified professionals, we look forward to seeing Darcy’s skills in service to our caring network of donors, professional advisors, and nonprofits.”
 
Darcy Kelly was appointed after Roksolana ‘Roxie’ Geramita, CPA, announced her retirement earlier in 2020. Geramita came to the Community Foundations after serving as the Vice President and Auditor at Riverside Bank in Poughkeepsie for 20 years. A longtime resident of Wingdale, Geramita also served in various municipal finance departments, and as an adjunct instructor at SUNY Dutchess. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from Rutgers University and is a member of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs.
 
“Roxie served the Community Foundations with professionalism and excellence for five years, during a time of historic growth and change,” said Smythe. “Her work ethic earned the high esteem of everyone she worked with – from board members and donors to professional advisors and fellow staff. Roxie exemplifies dedication to service and to others above all else, and we will miss her dearly. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff, we commend her exceptional efforts and congratulate her as she begins a new chapter.”
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