New trustees for community foundation board

Monday, April 10, 2017

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Foundation welcomes Claire Love and Bill Creighton to its Board of Trustees.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Adirondack Foundation is the community foundation that serves the Adirondack region of northern New York. In addition to its new trustees, the foundation has introduced a Next Generation Council to engage young people from across the region.

“Our mission is to strengthen community through philanthropy,” said Adirondack Foundation Chairman John Ernst. “To do that effectively, we need a strong board that understands the evolving needs of our communities. Bill Creighton and Claire Love bring the skills, wisdom, and geographic reach we need to grow our services to the donors and nonprofits we work with. The perspective and insight of our Next Gen Council is valuable to deepen our connection to the region’s communities. It’s important to us to be as inclusive as possible—bringing in these active, engaged volunteers helps us honor that commitment.”

The new trustees have already assisted with foundation projects. Last spring, Love facilitated a strategic planning retreat, and this year, Creighton helped staff create an annual planning process for the foundation.

Love, of Long Island City and Brandreth in Hamilton County, is a principal in the New York office of the Boston Consulting Group, having joined the firm in 2008.  She has supported strategy and transformation projects with focus on healthcare, including work in public health. Additionally, Love managed BCG's Strategy Institute for two years and authored six articles on strategy under uncertainty.

“I am honored to join Adirondack Foundation’s Board of Trustees and thrilled to support the great work happening in the region,” Love said.

Creighton lives in Ridgefield, Conn., and Pilot Knob on Lake George. He retired in 2015 following a 35-year career in finance at IBM. There, he held a number of senior financial executive positions including IBM general auditor, vice president of finance for the Asia Pacific Group located in Tokyo, and most recently vice president of finance for IBM Transformation and Operations.

“Adirondack Foundation plays a vital role in connecting philanthropically-minded individuals with some of the greatest needs of the Adirondack community,” Creighton said. “I am honored by the opportunity to join the foundation’s Board of Trustees and contribute to the accomplishment of the foundation’s critical mission.”

The Next Generation Council includes young professionals and students representing nonprofits and businesses from across the region.

Members include Natasha Bristol of Rainbow Lake, Meg LeFevre of Plattsburgh, Colin Criss of Old Forge, Sophie McClelland of Keene, Joanna Brunner of Au Sable Forks, Jeff Herman of Keene, and Alex Sonneborn of New York City and Saranac Lake.

To learn more about how Adirondack Foundation strengthens community through philanthropy, including the impact of our Generous Acts Fund, visit or call (518) 523-9904.