Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to announce three elected members of the Board of Governors. Ellen Burkey, David Price, and Bobby Lynett, all of Lackawanna County, have joined 13 other board members this year to serve as stewards of the Foundation to carry out the mission of enhancing the quality of life for all people in the Lackawanna County region through the development of organized philanthropy. These newly elected members have diverse backgrounds and talents, filling vacancies from those who have recently retired from the role.
Serving a term limited to a maximum of three three-year terms, or nine years, the new board members have been appointed because of their varied skill sets and their knowledge and understanding of community issues and opportunities.
Ellen Burkey is a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Clarks Summit. She holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Alfred University and an MBA from The University of Scranton. In addition to serving on the board at Saint Mary’s Villa in Elmhurst, Burkey serves the community as a member of the Abington Lions Club as well as a former basketball commissioner and coach. She teaches financial confidence classes through the Women in Philanthropy initiative at the Scranton Area Community Foundation in conjunction with the SBDC at the University of Scranton. She resides in Dalton with her husband and three children.
David Price is the former president/CEO and current owner and consultant of PDQ Print Center in Taylor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Scranton. Price currently serves on the board for Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA Foundation, Northeastern PA Council Boy Scouts of America, Trinity Congregational Church, and Geisinger Marworth. Additionally, he has served on the board for Johnson College, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Greater Scranton Rotary Club of Scranton, Wilkes College MBA Advisory Council, Metro Action, Waverly Country Club, Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA, and the Salvation Army Advisory Board. He has received the Champion of Youth Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA and has earned the rank of an Eminent Eagle, the highest award presented to a business professional Eagle Scout, from the Northeastern PA Council Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife reside in Clarks Summit.
Bobby Lynett is the current owner and president of PA Signs LLC of Scranton and Sekula Signs of DuBois. Recently, Lynett was publisher of The Times-Tribune, CEO of Times-Shamrock Communications, and managing director of Elk Lake Capital, from 2009 to 2018. He holds a B.S. in Corporate Communications from Ithaca College, M.A. in Communications from The American University, and an MBA from Loyola College. Lynett has served on the board for Scranton Tomorrow, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, the ARC of Northeastern PA, Northeastern PA Council Boy Scouts of America, United Neighborhood Centers, and the Lackawanna County Workforce Investment Board. He resides in Scranton with his wife and their five sons.
Scranton Area Community Foundation is committed to good governance, indicated by a board reflecting the diverse interests of the communities within Northeastern Pennsylvania. Scranton Area Community Foundation Board of Governors establishes policy, stewards Foundation assets, leads efforts to build endowment, and oversees in grantmaking efforts to ensure that the philanthropic wishes of donors are carried out.