Cecille Wasserman, Cece, is President of the Cheswatyr Foundation, a small family foundation whose mission is to support music. Grants focus on contemporary music, commissions and community engagement projects. Among the institutions receiving support for these projects are Carnegie Hall; WNYC; Miller Theatre at Columbia University; Sphinx; Make Music New York, Face the Music and The Jazz Gallery. Other examples include funding drumming circles for those in prison; CATA, for music therapy; ETHEL, and most recently, Cubanacan, an opera in Havana, Cuba.
Cheswatyr also commissions and underwrites concerts featuring women composers.
For many years, Cece worked with various cultural institutions in NYC, such as American Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, NYC Board of Education.
Present board memberships include Composers Now, Concert Artist Guild, Miller Theatre, Columbia University.