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Currently, the Foundation has three standing committees. Throughout the year, it is not uncommon for special or ad hoc committees to be formed.


Joe Mitchell, Committee Chair

The Grants Committee meets periodically to review grant applications made to the Foundation. The grants committee makes recommendations to the Foundation board for ultimate approval.


Dr. Guido Minaya, Committee Chair

The Fundraising Committee helps coordinate the Foundations fundraising efforts. The Fundraising Committee provides input to the board on event-based fundraising as well as other opportunities to raise money to support the Foundation’s mission including the following:

•      outright gifts and
•      grants from foundations around the U.S. looking to support causes that are in alignment with the Chamber’s Foundation.


Dean Piccirillo, CFP®, CRPS®, AIFA®, Committee chair

The Programs Committee is tasked with developing proposed programming opportunities for the Board to consider. The Programs Committee coordinates closely with both the Fundraising and Grants Committees, along with the Executive Committee for the Foundation.