Foundation Staff

The Corning Community College Development Foundation (CCCDF) staff would like to thank you, our friends and donors, for your continued support, and we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you.


john marcheseJohn Marchese joined the Foundation team in 2021 as the Assistant Director of Development and is serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Foundation.

John is responsible for the Annual Fund and the Alumni programs for the Foundation. He has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, a master's degree in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, a master's degree in Iberian and Latin American literatures and cultures and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Notre Dame.

In addition to a passion for cultivating support for the Foundation as it sustains the College's mission, you might run into him at a library or bookstore, on a hiking trail, or anywhere else in the world, since he enjoys traveling to visit old friends and encounter new people and places. 

jmarches@corning-cc.edu 


kesha davisKesha Davis joined the Foundation staff in 2000 as an Administrative Assistant and in 2011 was promoted to the Assistant Director of Advancement Support Services.

Kesha keeps our database clean and running smooth while also entering your gifts timely and accurately. She is a proud native of Steuben County who received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Rochester.

When she’s not making sure we follow the database rules, she enjoys going for hikes with her dogs, traveling, riding dirt bikes, quilting, and baking.

davis@corning-cc.edu


kristen morseKristen Morse ’08 has worked as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of the CCCDF since the spring of 2014.

She supports the Executive Director and the Development Foundation to achieve its goals through various projects, events, and campaigns. After earning her associate’s degree from SUNY CCC Kristen earned her bachelor’s in communications from SUNY Geneseo.

When Kristen is not trying to keep all of us going in the right direction, you might find her curled up with a good book and her cats or enjoying time with her family.

kmorse7@corning-cc.edu