Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Announces New 2020 Board Members

Sep 17, 2019

(Norwalk, CT) Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors, Charles MacCormack and Neil Marcus, two exemplary business and community leaders.

As a nonprofit partner and thought leader since 1992, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together bright minds, bold leaders and trusted resources focused on closing the opportunity gap and solving Fairfield County’s challenges through innovative, collaborative solutions. FCCF seeks to eliminate disparities in income, education, employment, housing and health with impactful solutions for long-lasting change.

Charles MacCormack, a resident of Easton, CT, is President Emeritus and former CEO of Save the Children, the world’s leading independent nonprofit organization serving children in need. Currently, he is the Senior Fellow for NGO Futures at Interaction, the national association of over 200 U.S. Humanitarian and Development organizations. Mr. MacCormack recently served as a Senior Fellow at The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs as well as an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University. All of these institutions advance knowledge, teaching and practice of the role of corporations, foundations, NGOs, universities, philanthropists and media in global health and development. Mr. MacCormack received his doctorate in Political Science/Comparative Politics and master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College.


Neil Marcus, who resides in Redding, CT, is a principal at Cohen and Wolf’s Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Municipal and Family Law Groups. He practices in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, planning & zoning and family law. He is admitted to practice law in Connecticut; the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Mr. Marcus is a member of the American, Connecticut and Danbury Bar Associations. His experience includes chairing the Land Use Committee of the Danbury Bar Association and the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. He also served on the Danbury Regional Advisory Board of the former Bank of New England and on the Danbury Regional Advisory Board of First Fidelity Bank. Mr. Marcus is a former member of the Danbury Hospital and Danbury Health Systems Board of Directors and served as Chairman.  Currently, he is a senior member of the State of Connecticut Milk Regulation Board; the Wooster School Board of Trustees; the Board of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (prior Chair); and Chairman of Leadership Giving for the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation. Mr. Marcus has been active in many community-based social service organizations as well, including Interlude, Inc., Association of Religious Communities (ARC), the United Way of Northern Fairfield County and Dorothy Day Hospitality House. Mr. Marcus earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from New York University.

“The Community Foundation is privileged to engage talented, philanthropic individuals who are truly committed to joining us on our mission to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County,” stated Juanita James, President & CEO, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.  She continues, “We are delighted to welcome two brilliant and community-spirited individuals, Charles MacCormack and Neil Marcus, to our Board of Directors, as we aim to improve the quality of life for all residents of Fairfield County.”

To learn more about Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and its strategic plan to close the opportunity gap, go to FCCFoundation.org.


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Neil Marcus


Charles MacCormack