Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Westchester Community Foundation Names Tara Seeley as New Program Officer
The Westchester Community Foundation, one of the largest funders of nonprofits in Westchester, New York, has appointed Tara Seeley as program officer.
Seeley will be developing and implementing the overall grantmaking strategy, goals and activities in the areas of community development, environment, health and technical assistance. She brings significant grantmaking experience to her role at WCF, having served on the grants team at Central Indiana Community Foundation from 2004 through 2013. In her most recent position with Plan 2020, the bicentennial planning process for Indianapolis, she worked with community leaders to identify workforce and economic development strategies and actions to strengthen workforce and economic development as Indianapolis continues to respond to the loss of manufacturing jobs and to the rapid growth of technology related enterprises.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Westchester Community Foundation, an organization committed to improving all sectors of Westchester County,” said Tara Seeley. “The Foundation and its donors are advancing important work to expand opportunity and enhance community strengths. I look forward to working with nonprofit leaders and my funding colleagues in this dynamic county.”
Seeley’s career-long commitment to the nonprofit sector includes roles in leadership and program development, executive leadership and grantmaking. As a program officer at the Central Indiana Community Foundation, she was profiled in the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s research report, "Working with Grantees: Keys to Success and Five Program Officers Who Exemplify Them." Her volunteer leadership has included affordable housing advocacy, board chairmanship for Montgomery Housing Partnership, Montgomery County, Maryland, and board chairmanship for Indianapolis’ nonprofit land bank, Renew Indianapolis.