Ana I. Berdecia and Andrew Lieu were voted onto the Board at its June 22, 2016 meeting. Their 3-year terms began immediately.
Berdecia, M.Ed. & Certified Coach, of Ewing, is the Senior Fellow/Director of the Center for the Positive Development of Urban Children at the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy of Thomas Edison State University. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Community Day Care Center Inc. in Trenton. Her research has been presented at national, state and local conferences. She serves on the Board of Professional Impact New Jersey and the New Jersey Council for Young Children.
Lieu, of Hopewell, is a Principal at Roundview Capital, a family office investment advisory firm in Princeton. He previously worked as a financial analyst at Citigroup. He has volunteered on the Community Foundation’s Grants & Programs Committee since 2012. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Manna Christian Fellowship at Princeton University for nine years.
“We are so pleased to welcome Ana and Andrew to the Community Foundation,” said Carol P. Herring, the Community Foundation’s Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Ana has been recognized throughout the state for her work in early childhood education and Andrew has extensive financial expertise.”
“Our Trustees bring us a wealth of experience in their fields, including finance, education, the law and nonprofit organizations,” said Jeffrey M. Vega, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “The expertise that Ana and Andrew will contribute makes our Board stronger and allows us to make even more progress with our newly adopted strategic plan.”
Under that new strategic plan, the Community Foundation will focus its own grantmaking on the issue of child poverty, and it will continue to support generous donors, helping them make meaningful gifts to the causes that are important to them.
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 $120 million in assets and made grants of over $75 million, including $16 million in 2015.