The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today announced that Marc Adee of Crum & Forster and Rhonda Crichlow of Charter Communications have joined its Board of Trustees. 

Marc Adee is CEO of Crum & Forster (C&F), a leading national property and casualty company. Founded in 1822, C&F is one of the country’s oldest insurance companies, and today has 2,300 employees in nearly 50 locations conducting business through a network of independent agents, brokers and wholesalers.

Marc is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He serves on the boards of several organizations, including the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, the Tri-County Scholarship Fund, and Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science.

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“The array of giving vehicles and tailored investment options at the Community Foundation offer a pathway for effective philanthropy for individuals of all types and interests,” said Adee. “The management team clearly understands the attention to detail required for this level of customization and I look forward to further enhancing these offerings on behalf of fundholders.”

As Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer for Charter Communications, Rhonda Crichlow is responsible for the development and management of Charter’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy, including the company’s D&I Center of Excellence.  She also leads the company’s Community Impact function, focused on strategic philanthropic investments and programs within the company’s 41-state footprint.

Prior to joining Charter, Rhonda led Diversity & Inclusion at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.  As a tax attorney specializing in federal litigation and business planning matters for more than a decade, Rhonda advised leading corporations and institutions on complex tax matters.  She began her career as a federal judicial law clerk for the Honorable Ronald L. Buckwalter in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

“The Community Foundation of New Jersey occupies a unique space in our state’s philanthropic community, able to drive measurable impact on behalf of and in partnership with thousands of philanthropic-minded New Jerseyans,” said Crichlow. “I look forward to working with my fellow Board members and the Community Foundation’s leadership team to ensure our value proposition is not only clearly communicated, but also reaching a full and diverse audience.”

“The philanthropic-minded New Jerseyans with whom we partner will undoubtedly benefit from Rhonda and Marc’s very specific experience and know-how,” said Dennis Wilson, Chair of the Community Foundation Board and President and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey. “The timing of their joining our Board could not be better, as we look at new ways to multiply the effect of the charitable giving we steward here.”

About the Community Foundation of New Jersey

The Community Foundation of New Jersey creates and scales custom solutions for purpose-driven individuals, families, and businesses. From creative projects that tackle critical societal or policy issues to scholarship funds, corporate philanthropy, legacy funds and donor advised funds, CFNJ manages nearly every kind of giving vehicle and tailors solutions to meet critical needs.  CFNJ’s team of specialists understand the unique contours of communities and manage the scope of CFNJ investment and grantmaking capabilities with precision.  With $500 million in assets, the Community Foundation grants tens of millions of dollars each year through its more than 1,100 funds: in 2019, CFNJ granted more than $61 million to nonprofits in New Jersey and beyond.