SUSAN M. ENGLERT, ESQ.

Founder 

ADRIENNE M. KNAPP, M.B.A., CPA
Founder and Partner, Shade Tree Advisors


MICHELLE ALEVA

Assistant Director, Pupil Personnel Services, Glens Falls School District

Who We Help
Board of Directors

In our homes, workplaces and communities, perfectly good, value-packed resources are going to waste. Usually it’s because owners no longer need them yet don’t know what to do with them. While we’d all like to match our baby’s twice-used changing table to a new parent, or find the hungriest crowd to enjoy our overabundance of ripe garden tomatoes, how do we effectively and efficiently create these connections?

That’s where CEF steps in. We’re a team of problem-solvers and matchmakers. Our job is to locate value-packed resources and then reactivate them in a way that extracts maximum usefulness for the benefit of the public. In the process, we build the link between the resource and the end consumers.

About Us

The Community Exchange Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that maximizes use of idle goods and services through community recirculation, directly benefiting local life and the global environment.
Community Exchange Foundation

Our mission is one of utility and sustainability. As a "middleman," we maximize the use of idle goods and services, reduce waste, slow the flow to our landfills, and enhance the overall well-being of the community.  Our reconnection movement secondarily raises funds that we distribute to improve the quality of life locally and throughout the region. Below are just a few of those charities.

  • Adirondack Community Outreach
  • The Snuggery at Glens Falls Hospital
  • Battenkill Conservancy
  •  Little Theater on the Farm
  • Glens Falls Family Service Association 
  • Youtheatre 
  • Friends of Crandall Public Library
  •  Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Crandall Public Library
  • The Glens Falls Family YMCA
  • The Lake George Association Floating Classroom
  • The Charles R. Wood Theater
  • The SPCA of Upstate New York
  • Hudson Headwaters Health Foundation
  • Lake George Arts Project
  • Adirondack Folk School