Board of Directors

Serving – Giving – Learning

Board and Staff

Benny M. LaRussa, Jr., Chairman

Megan LaRussa Chenoweth

Karen L. Persinger

Thomas Persinger

Marian L. Phillips

Robert H. Sprain, Jr.

Jennifer Gray, Executive Director

Christie Smith, Grants Management Assistant


Next Gen Advisory Board

To carry on the family legacy of giving and serving a Next Gen Advisory Board was created. The goal is to develop a new generation of philanthropists ready to join the foundation board or create their own approach to meaningful service. The Next Gen Board is comprised of 4th generation Bruno family members ages 21-40. They are learning about community needs, nonprofits and philanthropy and will participate in an annual grant process with an allocation from the foundation grantmaking budget.


  • Chelsey LaRussa Heslop
  • Theresa Sprain Hickman
  • Jamie House
  • Katie Phillips Kraft
  • Anna LaRussa
  • Barrett LaRussa
  • Leah LaRussa
  • Olivia LaRussa
  • Joseph Persinger
  • Carmen Phillips
  • Carol Anne Reynolds
  • Mary Evelyn Sprain
  • Nathan Winslow