"I have great employees who run the restaurants as if they were their own. They care about their restaurants. They care about their customers, so it's mainly my people who make it successful."
Darlene Pfeiffer, talented entrepreneur, generous philanthropist and celebrated community member serves as the Board Vice Chair. She has built her successful franchise business and has insisted on sharing this success with her community. The Kingston KFC is, in fact, celebrating its 48th anniversary, and for Pfeiffer -- who is among the 4 percent of female KFC operators nationally -- that is a real feather in her cap. Also a feather in her cap is her commitment to SUNY Ulster. The Darlene P. Pfeiffer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies was founded in 2011 and continues to serve students in diverse disciplinary studies. Darlene continues to award scholarships for students on an annual basis. She recognizes the struggles of single parents and has awarded scholarships specific to these deserving students as well.