February 23, 2017

Two new members have joined the Princeton Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees.

Vernon Bramble, of Newtown, Pa. and Shawn W. Ellsworth, of Princeton were appointed to the Board at its Feb. 22 meeting. Both will serve 3-year terms, which begin immediately.

“We’d like to welcome Shawn and Vernon,” said Carol. P. Herring, Chair of the Board. “Both have significant board service and community leadership experience. We know they will be a great addition to our Board.”

Vernon BrambleBramble, MBA, CAE is President of Bramble & Associates, LLC, a financial consulting firm based in Newtown, Pa. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (Learning Ally) and Chief Financial Officer of The New York Academy of Sciences.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Hospital in Langhorne, Pa. He is also Vice-President of the Board of Directors of National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton, a member of the Board of Trustees of Literacy & Life, and a member of the Finance Committee of Enable, Inc.

Ellsworth is the President of Ellsworth Realty Associates LLC, a real estate development company in Princeton. He previously served as Director of Principal Gifts & Planned Giving at the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation, Director of Major Gifts at Delaware & Raritan Greenway in Princeton, and President of Ellsworth’s Wines & Liquors in Princeton Junction.Shawn Ellsworth

He serves on the Boards of McCarter Theatre and Goals of Care.

“Both Shawn and Vernon have strong backgrounds in finance and asset building, two skills that will help us continue to grow as a Community Foundation, which, in turn, will allow us to provide even more grants and programs for our nonprofits,” said Herring. “We also plan to expand our reach beyond Mercer County, into parts of Somerset, Middlesex and Bucks counties. We believe Vernon will be able to help us with some of those efforts.”

Gordon O. Danser and Sonia Delgado have completed their terms of Board service with the February meeting.

“We want to thank Gordon and Sonia for their dedication to the Community Foundation, and we look forward to their continued support,” said Jeffrey M. Vega, President & CEO. “Their work on behalf of the organization, our donors and nonprofit grant recipients, has been invaluable.”

The Princeton Area Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds community across Mercer County and central New Jersey. It helps people and companies make effective charitable gifts and awards grants to nonprofits. Since its founding in 1991, the Community Foundation has grown into an organization with more than $140 million in assets and made grants of more than $95 million, including nearly $16 million in 2016.