Princeton Area Community Foundation Appoints New Board Chair, Welcomes Two New Board Members

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The Board of Trustees of the Princeton Area Community Foundation has named Carol Herring as the new board of trustees chair and has appointed two new members, Marguerite Mount and John Hatch.

Herring has served as the foundation board vice chair for the past two years. Her fundraising career includes serving as the president of the Rutgers University Foundation, and executive vice president of development and alumni affairs at Rutgers University. She has also held leadership positions with the Asia Society in New York, Barnard College and Princeton University over the past 30 years. She is currently a trustee for the boards of Princeton Day School and the Trenton Children’s Chorus. A graduate of Wellesley College, she lives in Princeton with her husband, a physical oceanographer. They have three grown children.

“Carol has used her considerable experience and skills in development to help the organization increase its assets and grant making impact,” said Community Foundation’s President and CEO Jeffrey Vega.

Herring succeeds Trustee David Scott, the retired General Counsel of Rutgers University, who will remain on the board after three years at the helm. Scott has been on the board since its founding in 1991, and has served on every committee. Under his leadership, the organization saw its assets grow above the $100 million mark and the organization began awarding more than $1 million in grants annually through its Greater Mercer Grants.


New trustee Marguerite Mount is the leader of Mercadien P.C. Certified Public Accountant’s individual services group, which provides strategic business, tax and estate planning advice. A former Community Foundation trustee, Mount is also a former chair of the board of the American Red Cross.

New trustee John Hatch is an architect and partner with Clarke Caton Hintz, an architecture, planning and landscape architecture firm in Trenton, and has more than 25 years of experience designing architecturally significant buildings in the local community and across the region. His wide body of work includes the restoration of Morven, the former governor’s mansion in Princeton.


“Throughout their professional and volunteer careers, Marguerite and John have both exhibited a breadth of knowledge of our community and a strong commitment to improving our neighborhoods that will serve us well as we follow through on our initiatives,” Vega said.

Three long-serving board members have finished their terms of service: Richard Bilotti, former president and publisher of the Trenton Times, Samuel Lambert III of the Curtis McGraw Foundation and John (Jay) Watson, vice president of the D&R Greenway Land Trust.

Krystal Knapp

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