Mary Morrissey Kerwick
Skaneateles native Mary Morrissey Kerwick leads a group of dedicated fundraising committee members in raising the estimated $12 million needed to build and open the new library at 75 Fennell Street.
Mary brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in higher education fundraising and non-profit fundraising and management. She has worked to secure major gifts in roles at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families.
Mary has also served as national director of volunteers at Wounded Warrior Project. Locally, she spent nearly five years as executive director of Todd’s Fund, a children’s nonprofit created in memory of Todd Pitman who lost his life in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack.
“I want to leave a legacy,” Mary said of why she took on a role where she will be asking others to consider their legacy. “Skaneateles is my hometown and where I have raised my boys since they were little. I am proud to play a role in creating a welcoming, inclusive, and sustainable learning environment for everyone in our community. I can’t think of a better legacy to leave.”