Inspiring leadership and excellence in foundations, not-for-profits, women and community.

Philanthropic consulting, visioning, communications, governance


Peggy Ogden’s 24-year experience in guiding the growth of the Central New York Community Foundation – from $7 million in assets to over $120 million  – gives her a unique perspective in effective philanthropy.  For her, job #1 is the effective use of resources – money, time, talent.


She has been recognized for her local, national and international leadership including the 2007 Outstanding Leadership in Philanthropy award from Association for Fundraising Professionals, leadership awards from CNY Girl Scout Council and Girls Inc., participation on the national Community Foundation Leadership Team (twice!), and the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Community Foundation Fellowship to Slovakia.

Peggy’s passions are:

  • Effective communications—to donors, to directors, to community
  • Effective governance—with both board and staff understanding their specific roles and responsibilities
  • Effective leadership—toward better outcomes for individuals and communities

 Services that Peggy offers:

  • Charitable organization consultation, for private and community foundations
  • One-on-one executive coaching for not-for-profit executives
  • Not-for-profit board of directors strategic planning
  • Strategic advisement for growing community foundations
  • International community foundation consulting
  • Successful succession planning