We’re pleased to welcome Key Colony civic leader Marian Buccafurni to the CFFK Board of Governors. A philanthropist and business and legal professional for many years, Marian is CFFK’s first board member from Key Colony and joins the nonprofit’s governing board for a three-year term.
“We are truly honored to have Marian accept our offer to join the Board,” says CFFK Chair Dr. Susanne Woods. “She brings incredible business, leadership, fund raising, and community foundation board experience to CFFK. She will be key to the Board’s ongoing efforts to broaden outreach and further philanthropy throughout the entire Keys.”
Marian moved to Key Colony in 2007, and spends part of the year in Monterey, California, where she is active with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. She is a former board president and a major donor of the Women’s Fund there, a field of interest fund financially supporting opportunities for women and girls. She created several annual fund raisers in Monterey and helped establish programs to benefit girls’ health and those in need of small loans.
A law school graduate in 1979, Marian’s diverse business background in the medical, science and legal fields includes work as a litigation attorney for a Philadelphia law firm, serving as General Counsel for SmithKline, a pharmaceutical company in England, and creating with her husband a biotechnology company, Litmus Concepts, Inc., in California. She served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and CFO at Litmus, as well as a member of the Board. She and her husband raised more than $30 million in private equity over 15 years while maintaining a majority interest in the company. They sold the firm in 2000 to devote their time to philanthropic interests.
Marian Buccafurni is one of 11 Keys community members serving on CFFK’s Board. Please click here for more information about all the board members.