The Community Foundation of Harford County has elected Kathleen A. Beck and Kenneth M. Ferrara to its board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term.

Beck serves as vice president for wealth management for PNC Bank in Baltimore, a position she has held for the past five years. She is responsible for overseeing wealth-managed accounts and cultivating new relationships in the Baltimore area. Prior to PNC Bank, Beck worked at J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc., in Washington, D.C., and at T. Rowe Price Associates in Owings Mills.

Beck holds an MBA from Loyola University Maryland (formerly Loyola College) and a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Baltimore. She is also a graduate of the Harford Leadership Academy. Beck serves on the boards of Advocates for Children and Youth and Family and Children's Services – Harford County.

Ferrara is vice president and executive director of the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation. He leads the foundation in its efforts to secure philanthropic support for Upper Chesapeake Health's patient services, including CancerLifeNet and cardiovascular programs, community health improvement and capital projects. Ferrara has more than 20 years of fundraising experience in various roles, including director of individual capital giving and annual giving programs at Loyola University Maryland.


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He holds an MBA from Loyola's Sellinger School of Business and Management and a bachelor's in psychology, also from Loyola. He is an active volunteer with the Forest Hill Rec Council.

"Community Foundation of Harford County is fortunate to have the expertise that Kathy and Ken bring to the table," said Tamara W. Zavislan, the foundation's executive director. "A board of directors with diverse professional backgrounds is key to strengthening the foundation's presence and impact in Harford County."

Community Foundation of Harford County is a nonprofit organization supported by the community through donations, enabling individuals, families and businesses to leave a legacy to benefit the causes about which they care. Charitable gifts are used to make Harford County stronger through grant-making to local nonprofits and through scholarships. The foundation is one of 14 community foundations in Maryland and one of 700 across the country.