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October 2, 2023 (Johnstown, PA) – The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the board of directors. They are Kyle Kunkle, Vice President at Laurel Holdings, Inc., and Allison Hoffman, Vice President, Marketing and Outreach Officer, at Somerset Trust Company.

Kunkle is a strategic leader and business development manager recognized as an entrepreneurial problem solver with a passion for emotional intelligence. He currently also serves on CFA’s Engagement and Finance Committees.  Kunkle is a graduate of Duke University with a major in Psychology and a focus on its social impact in business.

Kunkle made the decision to move back to Johnstown and join his family business, Laurel Holdings, in 2019.  He gained a true appreciation of the work of the CFA by serving on the Finance and Engagement committees.  “After serving on those committees, and understanding the scope of what the CFA does, I’m proud to be asked to join the board. It’s hard to not want to be involved” continued Kunkle.


Hoffman started her professional career with Somerset Trust as a bank teller in 2004, and after several years, returned to the banking industry in Somerset in December of 2012. In her role as Vice President of Marketing and Outreach, Hoffman directs financial training and education for employees and community members. Prior to her return to banking, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Emory University and her Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh. She also serves on the CFA’s Somerset County Community Fund Advisory Board and recently was appointed to the CFA’s Marketing Committee.

“The importance of serving your community has been ingrained in me from a very young age. The opportunity to do that now as a member of this prestigious board is a true honor. I look forward to helping this organization develop in the years to come,” Hoffman stated.

“The Community Foundation continues to grow and we are pleased to add such strong local talent to our board to better serve our donors and other partners,” said CFA President Mike Kane.


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