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Local attorneys tapped by AG

Jennifer Leonard, president and CEO of Rochester Area Community Foundation, and a local Nixon Peabody attorney, Michael Cooney, are among the 29 members of the New York attorney general’s new Leadership Committee on Nonprofit Revitalization.

The task force, composed of 29 leaders in the nonprofit sector, will recommend ways to reduce the regulatory burdens and costs on nonprofits while strengthening nonprofit accountability.

“We must modernize the rules of the road so the nonprofit sector can thrive,” said Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. “We can be tougher on policing fraud without imposing needless burdens and costs on this vital sector of New York’s economy.”
Statewide, nonprofits employ between 17 and 18 percent of New York’s workforce.

Other area committee members include Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo; Peter Dunn, president of Central NY Community Foundation; and formerly served as Vice President of Philanthropic Services for the California Community Foundation.