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Tunxis Community College Foundation & Advisory Board

Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc. is led by our board members, who serve three years on a rotating basis. Board members are comprised of corporate, financial, business, municipal and community leaders, including students, faculty and alumni. They are guided by clear policies, by-laws, and state and federal laws.

Board members apply their skills and experiences by volunteering on one or more of the Foundation’s committees; the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Scholarship Committee, Board Development Committee, Donor Engagement Committee, Audit Committee and Marketing Committee.


Vitrano, Salvatore V. (Atty.) – Vice President – Vitrano, Preleski & Wynne, L.L.C.
Sneed, Helen G. – Executive Director, Tunxis Foundation
Prentiss, Gene F. – Secretary/Treasurer – Gene F. Prentiss and Company, P.C.
Fitch, Timothy M. – Immediate Past President – Retired, The Hartford

Board Members

Albert, James – Greater Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Bernier, Keith – Webster Bank
Ciraco, Robert – Farmington Bank
Devnew, S. Douglas – TRUMPF, Inc.
Fahey, Tom – Mott Corporation
Funk, Arthur – Fourslide Spring & Stamping, Inc.
Gallant, John – The Hartford
Grassilli, Nancy – Tunxis Community College Professor of Marketing Emerita
Kelley, Peter – First Bristol Federal Credit Union
Murdick, James – Thomaston Savings Bank
Pagano, Chuck – President – Retired, ESPN, Inc.
Rivers, Michael S. – Tracy, Driscoll & Co., Inc.
Russell, Todd I. – Maier True Communication
Shaher, Ahmed – American General Life Companies
Smith, John E. – Independent Consultant
Stewart, Tim – Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce
Voight, Robert J. – Retired, Security – CT Life Insurance Company

College Representatives

Addy, Cathryn L., Ph.D. (ex-officio) – President
Cassidy, Terry, Ed.D. – Professor of English
England, David, Ed.D – Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Outreach
Laskowski, Lynn – Professor of Biology
Sanabria, David – TCC Student
Smith, Robert, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Biology


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Our Mission
Tunxis Community College Foundation raises funds to provide support for the students, programs and services of the College.