NEW BRITAIN - The American Savings Foundation board of directors has announced the promotion of two of the program’s longtime staff members, effective Jan. 1.
Cierra Stancil was promoted to program officer for grants, and Heather Hokunson was promoted to program officer for scholarships.
“These promotions reflect the vital role that Heather and Cierra play at the foundation,” said Charles J. Boulier III, chairman of the board. “They are both deeply committed to the foundation’s mission of supporting children, youth and families in the communities we serve.”
Heather Hokunson started as assistant program officer for the foundation in 2011. She was promoted to associate program officer in 2016 after assuming increasing responsibility for management and administration of the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program at ASF. Hokunson has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Central Connecticut State University and is a member of the National Scholarship Providers Association and the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators.
Cierra Stancil started as associate program officer in 2015. Her scope of responsibility has increased over the years, including the recent addition of the foundation’s Community Grants Program. Stancil holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Southern Connecticut State University and a master’s degree in public policy from Trinity College.
In the community, she serves on the Greater New Britain Hunger Action Team and on the advisory committee of New Britain High School’s Academy of Finance.
For more information on the ASF, call 860-827-2556 or visit the foundation’s website at www.asfdn.org .
Ciara Hooks can be reached at 860-801-5082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.