New Foundation Faces

DATE: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Three alumni among those newly appointed to HCC Foundation board of directors

HCC campus

The HCC Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising arm of Holyoke Community College, has added four new members to its board of directors, including three alumni.  

Wendy Fox '16, of Holyoke, is director of curriculum development for Onramp Invest, a crypto-asset management company. A graduate of HCC and the Isenberg School of Management, Fox has worked with the UMass Foundation Board and UMass Alumni Board as an administrative fellow for corporate engagement at the university.

Maura Greaney '93, of Brooklyn, N.Y., is director of philanthropy, development communications and special events for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Greaney has an extensive background in nonprofit fundraising, grant writing, event planning and development. A Holyoke native and the daughter of two HCC alums, Howard and Ellen Greaney, she earned her bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's from UMass Boston.

Erin Godfrey, of Ludlow, is director of Odyssey House, a program of Viability, a Holyoke nonprofit that supports individuals with disabilities and other societal disadvantages. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Godfrey's husband, Chris Godfrey, attended HCC through the support of the college's veterans programs, and both were involved with the HCC Military Club while he was a student.  

Camille Theriaque '12, of Holyoke, is a licensed clinical social worker with MiraVista Behavioral Health Center in Holyoke. As a student at HCC searching for a second career, Theriaque, a retired Holyoke firefighter, received a "29 Who Shine" award from the state Dept. of Higher Education as well as a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. She earned her bachelor's degree at Mount Holyoke and a master's degree from Smith.

"HCC gave me back my life with a purpose, lifelong friends and renewed my love of learning," Theriaque said in her board application. "I truly loved my time there and want to give back to the college that gave me so much more than an education."

The Foundation board approved the appointment of the new directors to three-year terms at its annual meeting on Dec. 7.

"We are delighted to have Wendy, Maura, Erin and Camille join the board," said Amanda Sbriscia, HCC's vice president of Institutional Advancement and executive director of the HCC Foundation. "They have a passion for our mission and bring a rich and diverse wealth of professional experience as well as intrinsic understanding of our students."

The HCC Foundation has total net assets of $21.4 million and an endowment of $15 million, the largest of all 15 community colleges in Massachusetts, thanks in large part to more than 170 endowed scholarships established by alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college.