The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has appointed Key Colony Beach civic leader Marian Buccafurni to its board of governors.

A philanthropist and business and legal professional for many years, Buccafurni is CFFK’s first board member from Key Colony and will serve a three-year term.

“We are truly honored to have Marian accept our offer to join the board,” CFFK chair Susanne Woods said. “She brings incredible business, leadership, fundraising,and community foundation board experience to CFFK. She will be key to the board’s ongoing efforts to broaden outreach and further philanthropy throughout the entire Keys.”

Buccafurni moved to Key Colony Beach in 2007 and spends part of the year in California, where she is active with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. She is a former board president and a major donor of the Women’s Fund there, a field-of-interest fund financially supporting opportunities for women and girls. She created several annual fundraisers in Monterey and helped establish programs to benefit girls’ health and those in need of small loans.

A law school graduate in 1979, Buccafurni has a diverse business background in the medical, science and legal fields including work as a litigation attorney for a Philadelphia law firm, serving as general counsel for a pharmaceutical company in England and creating with her husband a biotechnology company called Litmus Concepts Inc. in California. She and her husband raised more than $30 million in private equity over 15 years while maintaining a majority interest in the company. They sold the firm in 2000 to devote their time to philanthropic interests.

Marian Buccafurni is one of 11 Keys community members serving on CFFK’s board.

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