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