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Gerald F. Reger


Jerry retired from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo at the end of 2019 after serving more than six years as the Foundation’s Chief Finance Office/Chief Administrative Officer. In that role Jerry had leadership of the following areas: Finance, Strategic Financial Management, Accounting, Investment/Asset Management, Business Analytics, Operations, Talent Management and Recruiting, Policies and Procedures, Enterprise Risk Management, Technology, Business Process Management, and Facilities.

Before joining the Community Foundation, Jerry spent over 30 years in the field of public accounting, including 28 years with Dopkins and Company, LLP, where he was the Partner-in-charge of their Not-Profit-Industry Service Group. His primary focus was serving the not-for-profit and health care industries with a dedicated area of expertise in health and human services agencies. He provided audit, tax and consulting services to a majority of Buffalo’s largest not-for-profits entities and other large not-for-profits in Rochester and all across New York State.

He is a retired member of the: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA); and the NYSSCPA’s Buffalo Chapter Not-for-Profit Committee. Jerry graduated from the University of Buffalo with a BS degree in Business Administration with concentrations in accounting and finance.
Since March of 2013, Jerry has been providing consulting services to the WNY not-for-profit community as a sole practitioner.

Jerry joined the ECRT Board in 2021 and serves on both the ECRT’s Finance and Development Committees. He joined the ECRT Board because he is passioned about having safe biking alternatives for the rural communities in WNY. In his free time Jerry enjoys hiking, biking, golf and guitar.

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