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Leadership in Buffalo

Our staff, alumni, board members and partners are committed to building a stronger Buffalo by supporting and developing our AmeriCorps members as leaders in their schools and community.

Meet Jeanmarie Cieslica

Interim Executive Director for City Year Buffalo

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Jeanmarie Cieslica is currently serving as City Year Buffalo’s interim Executive Director; prior to this recent role, she was the site’s Director of Development. In her role, she oversees all fundraising for the site, raising all private revenue public revenue through the Federally funded AmeriCorps grant and school partnership revenue. Jeanmarie leads local and national partnerships with funders through private foundations and corporate philanthropy as a 25-plus year experienced Fund Development professional with a demonstrated history of working in the secondary and higher education industry and special education, health and human services sectors.

Jeanmarie is skilled in Capital Campaigns, Philanthropy, Nonprofit Management, and Fund Development; a Strong community-focused professional with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Canisius College. Jeanmarie works extensively with the City Year Buffalo board of trustees and dedicated staff of ten professionals to expand the network of supporters and champions for City Year’s work in advancing education equity in the Western NY community. Jeanmarie is a lifelong Buffalonian, the proud mother of two young adult men and an advocate for individuals with development disabilities.

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