Bank of America State President Joins Community Foundation Board

June 18, 2015

The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today announced that Robert Doherty, New Jersey State President of Bank of America, has joined its Board of Trustees.

As State President, Mr. Doherty integrates the bank’s local resources to deliver one company to customers and clients, and also provides community outreach and leadership within the New Jersey market. In addition to serving as State President, he is a Senior Credit Products Manager in Global Commercial Banking.

“Bob brings a wealth of financial knowledge and grant-making know-how to the Foundation,” said Thomas Uhlman, Chairman of the CFNJ Board. “His years of work in the community will be a valuable asset to our organization and our fundholders going forward.”

Mr. Doherty currently serves on the boards for the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce board – as its Vice Chair –  The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the Newark Museum and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

“Across New Jersey’s nonprofit landscape, I’m hard-pressed to think of a major initiative that hasn’t been incubated at or supported by the Community Foundation in some way,” Doherty said. “I’m very happy to join the Board of this important organization and look forward to ensuring its continued philanthropic influence and impact across our state.”

About the Community Foundation of New Jersey

Established in 1979, the Community Foundation of New Jersey’s mission is to support charitable giving that is inspired by our fundholders, targeted at making our communities stronger, driven by creative solutions, and effective in achieving lasting change.  Through a combination of Legacy Funds and Donor Advised Funds, the foundation has granted an average of more than $30 million each year to charitable organizations and currently stewards over $320 million in charitable assets for current needs and future challenges.