CJ Dates

Director of Philanthropic Services

CJ Dates joins Adirondack Foundation after working in fundraising and leadership development in nonprofits, churches and schools in a variety of roles. He grew up skiing, hiking, and visiting family in the Tri-Lakes area and is excited to return to the Adirondacks full-time. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetorical Theory and Psychology from Roberts Wesleyan University and a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary, focusing on Ancient Semitic languages and culture. Most recently, he managed a certified organic farm in Fair Haven, NY, and a restoration agriculture project in Sterling, NY. CJ enjoys travel, art, music, studying ancient mystic traditions, and learning how people of all kinds make meaning in their lives.

Au Sable Forks, NY

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