Hartford Foundation Welcomes Two New Senior Officers

The Hartford Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Wotorson and Carin Buckman as senior officers in the Foundation’s community investments and communications and marketing departments, respectively.

Michael Wotorson has held multiple leadership positions in the Republic of Liberia. Formerly the Executive Director of the Campaign for High School Equity and a national education director with the NAACP, Wotorson is responsible for ensuring that the Foundation’s program resources are effectively invested and monitored to produce positive, sustainable programming targeted to improving the lives of residents in the Greater Hartford community. He is in the process of relocating from the Washington, D.C. area, and holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is also a Ph. D. candidate (ABD) at American University.

Carin Buckman has held a wide range of positions in both the nonprofit and corporate arenas. A West Hartford resident, she was most recently the director of marketing and communications for Leadership Greater Hartford. In her new role as senior officer, external communications and community engagement, Buckman will oversee all paid advertising, media relations and community engagement, in support of the Foundation’s strategic goals. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Buckman holds both a Bachelor of Science in marketing and international business from the Wharton School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences in Spanish and Portuguese.

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. Made possible by the gifts of generous individuals, families and organizations, the Foundation has awarded grants of more than $700 million since its founding in 1925. For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, visit or call 860-548-1888.

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