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Deryn Pomeroy Portrait

Deryn Pomeroy


The daughter of William G. Pomeroy, Deryn brings over 15 years of nonprofit experience to her role as a Trustee. She previously served as the Foundation’s Director of Strategic Initiatives. She was responsible for the national rollout of several key historical marker initiatives, including Hungry for History® and Legends & Lore®, as well as developing new partnerships for grantmaking opportunities across the United States.

Deryn’s career began as an Outreach Case Manager for pregnant and parenting teenagers at The Salvation Army in her hometown of Syracuse, N.Y. Following several years, she served for six years as Assistant Director of Admissions at Syracuse University and presided on review committees for the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Whitman School of Management. Subsequently, Deryn accepted the offer of a two-year stint at The Common Application headquarters in Arlington, V.A., outside of Washington, D.C.

Deryn earned a M.S. in Secondary Education with honors from Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y. and a B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is a proud board member of the Central New York PBS affiliate WCNY and nmdp, which manages the largest and most diverse bone marrow registry in the world. Deryn enjoys volunteering in the local community as a member of the Junior League of Syracuse.