Board of Directors
March Gallagher President & CEO, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
March Gallagher joined the Community Foundations in September 2015 as President and CEO. She is responsible for the overall leadership of the Foundations including donor services, grant-making, and care and custody of Foundation assets.
A resident of Rosendale in Ulster County, March is an attorney with degrees from Boston University, Bard College, Rockefeller College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She comes to the Community Foundations having served most recently as Chief Strategy Officer at Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, focusing on regional quality of life issues.
Previously, March oversaw economic development activities for Ulster County as Director of Business Services and Deputy Director of Planning under Ulster County Executive Mike Hein. She has served on the boards of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, Hudson Valley Regional Council, Ulster County Development Corporation, Ulster County Workforce Investment Board and Ulster County Industrial Development Agency, which she chaired during 2006 and 2007. She is a current board member with the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown.