The Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund's Board of Directors is a volunteer board made up of civic leaders, each with a distinguished career in both charitable service and business leadership.

John Gutenberger, President

John Gutenberger is the retired Senior Director of Community Relations for Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He served as Mayor for the City of Ithaca from 1984 until 1990, and currently serves in a leadership role on several local community boards and committees.

James A. Brown, Vice President

James Brown is CEO for United Way of Tompkins County, serving in that capacity for the past 17 years. In addition to the Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund, he serves locally as a member and past President of the Rotary Club of Ithaca, as President of the Legacy Foundation, and as a director of Cayuga Health Systems, Tompkins County Area Development, and Kendal at Ithaca.

Robert G. Case, Managing Director

Bob is an assistant vice president and wealth advisor for Tompkins Financial Advisors. His Board experience includes United Way of Tompkins County, Love Living at Home, Leadership Tompkins and Tompkins County Public Library Foundation. Bob is a member of Rotary and lives in Lansing, NY with his family.

Kelly Cobb

Kelly Cobb, CPA, is Financial Controls Analyst with Corning Incorporated. She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where she received her BBA in Marketing and MBA in Accounting. She is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and Tompkins Connect.