The Board of Advisors of the Westchester Community Foundation (WCF) has announced that Rebecca Kraley Putter was appointed Program Officer at the Foundation in December 2011. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing strategic grantmaking in the areas of the arts, academic opportunity, strong nonprofits, and the Westchester Fund for Women and Girls.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Putter served as a consultant to regional community foundations and nonprofit organizations; a grantmaker at The Columbus Foundation in Columbus, Ohio; a development consultant for a government agency in the West Indies; and an associate at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York, NY. She has been an active volunteer with a number of nonprofit organizations, most recently Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vassar College and a Master’s certificate in International Security from Stanford University.
“We are so pleased to welcome Rebecca to our staff,” said Catherine Marsh, Executive Director of the Westchester Community Foundation. “Her combination of talents, along with her background addressing community challenges, bring a unique perspective to our work as a community foundation.”
“I am thrilled to accept this position as Program Officer,” said Putter, in accepting the appointment, “and look forward to bringing my experience in the nonprofit, government, and community foundation world to the Westchester Community Foundation, where I join a group of skilled professionals dedicated to strengthening our community through charitable giving."