Karen Martin has been elected president of Corning Incorporated Foundation. She succeeds Kristin Swain, who held the position since 1990 and will continue to serve as executive director of the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
Karen has been on staff of the foundation since 1988, the last 10 years as associate director. She is a lifelong resident of the Corning area.
"We are delighted that Karen will be taking over as president of the foundation," said Marie McKee, chairman of the foundation's Board of Trustees. "She has the experience and the skills to ensure the foundation continues in its mission to assist communities. At the same time, the foundation would like to extend our gratitude to Kristin Swain for the dedication and outstanding leadership she provided."
Over the past 60 years, Corning Incorporated Foundation has contributed more than $135 million to organizations and programs that enhance quality of life in communities where Corning employees live and work. This year, the foundation will award about 125 grants totaling some $8.7 million.