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Johnston named head of Hartford’s Foundation

Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston of Wilton has been named president and CEO of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, it was announced by David Miller, the Foundation’s chairman of the board.
An established leader in the not-for-profit community, Johnston is currently CEO of the United Way of Western Connecticut.  Previously, he served for 20 years in the financial services industries.  Johnston holds a BA from Drew University, and an MBA as well as a Masters of Urban Planning/Economic Planning from New York University.
Johnston is the sitting president of Temple B’nai Chaim in Georgetown.  He is a board member of the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut, an advisory board member of the Drew University Center for Civic Engagement as well as an active volunteer in numerous social services agencies.
“The entire board feels that Michael Johnston’s skills as a leader, manager and strategic thinker will help the Foundation move forward and navigate the challenges our community faces today and in the future,” said Miller in announcing the appointment.
“The Foundation has an extraordinary history and, I believe it has an exceptional future ahead of it,” said Johnston. “I am honored to be asked to be part of the work making a meaningful difference in our community.” Johnston, who will assume the position of CEO and president on Feb. 1, succeeds Doreen Fundiller-Zweig, who retired in December after 18 years of leadership.

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