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Princeton Area Community Foundation names two new trustees

The Princeton Area Community Foundation’s board of trustees has appointed two new members to the board.

Vernon Bramble, of Newton, Pa. and Shawn Ellsworth, of Princeton were appointed to the board at its Feb. 22 meeting. Both will serve three-year terms.

“Both have significant board service and community leadership experience. We know they will be a great addition to our Board,” said Carol Herring, chair of the board.

Vernon Bramble

Bramble is the president of Bramble & Associates, a financial consulting firm based in Newton, Pa. He previously served as executive vice president of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic  and chief financial officer of The New York Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Hospital in Langhorne, Pa. He is also vice-president of the board of directors for the National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton, a member of the board of trustees for Literacy & Life, and a member of the finance committee for Enable, Inc.

Shawn Ellsworth

Ellsworth is the President of Ellsworth Realty Associates, a real estate development company in Princeton. He previously served as the director of principal gifts and planned giving at the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation, director of major gifts at the Delaware & Raritan Greenway in Princeton, and President of Ellsworth’s Wines & Liquors in Princeton Junction. He serves on the Boards of McCarter Theatre and Goals of Care.

“Both Shawn and Vernon have strong backgrounds in finance and asset building, two skills that will help us continue to grow as a Community Foundation, which, in turn, will allow us to provide even more grants and programs for our nonprofits,” Herring said. “We also plan to expand our reach beyond Mercer County into parts of Somerset, Middlesex and Bucks counties. We believe Vernon will be able to us help with some of those efforts.”

Gordon Danser and Sonia Delgado have completed their terms on the board of trustees.

“We want to thank Gordon and Sonia for their dedication to the Community Foundation, and we look forward to their continued support,” said Jeffrey Vega, President and CEO of the Princeton Area Community Foundation. “Their work on behalf of the organization, our donors and nonprofit grant recipients has been invaluable.”

The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy across Mercer County and Central New Jersey. Since its founding in 1991, the Community Foundation has grown into an organization with more than $140 million in assets and has made grants of more than $95 million, including nearly $16 million in 2016.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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