Maximilian Eyle

Communications and Grants Specialist

Maximilian Eyle is the Communications and Grants Specialist for the Gifford Foundation.

Phone: (315) 474 – 2489 Ext. 113

Email: maximilian@giffordfoundation.org

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Maximilian Eyle

Communications and Grants Specialist

Maximilian is a native of Syracuse, NY, and a graduate of Corcoran High School. He has a holds a B.A. in History and American Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he graduated in 2015. After working for two years as a communications and digital media consultant with The Gifford Foundation, he joined their team as a full-time staff member in 2021.

Maximilian’s primary roles include authoring Gifford’s quarterly newsletter, building their online presence, and supporting their grantmaking and program work. He believes strongly in the idea that effective communications can help unite and inspire communities by highlighting the shared ideas, struggles, and aspirations among residents.

In 2019, Maximilian rebuilt Gifford’s website from the ground up with new features, aesthetics, and functions. He also worked with staff to restart the Gifford Newsletter which highlights not only the work of the Foundation but also follows grantees and program graduates as they give back to the CNY community. In his role as Communications and Grants Specialist, Maximilian also helps manage Gifford’s grant database software.

In addition to a deep love of history, Maximilian is passionate about Spanish language and culture. In 2013, he spent a semester studying at the University of Seville, in Spain. Two years later, he was hired by Spain’s Ministry of Education to work as an English Language and Culture Assistant in Mahón, Minorca. Maximilian also moonlights as a musician, performing regularly across Central New York in bars, restaurants, and at festivals.

Maximilian believes strongly in the idea that effective communications can help unite and inspire communities by highlighting the shared ideas, struggles, and aspirations among residents.

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