‘POPPING THE QUESTION’ ABOUT CHARITABLE GIVING: STEVE JACOBS

A U.S. Trust study found that people want their financial advisors to ask them about charitable giving. In fact, a third of clients surveyed think the topic of charitable giving should be raised in the very first meeting. Yet fewer than half feel their advisors are good at discussing personal or charitable goals with them. Wondering how to start a conversation about

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New York State Census Equity Fund Awards $500,000 to equip nonprofits for 2020 Census outreach

Central & Western New York receive $100,000 to assist New York Immigration Coalition in encouraging New Americans to be counted in the 2020 Census (May 20, 2019) NEW YORK, NY – The New York State Census Equity Fund today announced its first round of grants totaling more than $500,000 to six organizations to help support efforts across the state to

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Organization Aims to Help Young Men Succeed at the Next Level

Group One of Six to Complete Unique Training Program Now in 25th Year May 22, 2019 – It was a text message that Sean Reed, Jr. would never forget and one that would ultimately inspire him, Alexander Grant and Erris Robinson to start UPSTAR Academy, an organization that provides mentoring, educational tutoring and athletic training to adolescent males. The message

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Oswego County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

May 13, 2019— The Oswego County Community Foundation (Oswego Foundation) is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Oswego County. The grant application deadline is July 15, 2019. Proposals are encouraged from a variety of program areas including education, health, social services, arts and culture, civic concerns and preservation of historic resources. Requests may range from $500 – $5,000.

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Local Effort Enhances Path to Post-Secondary Education through Community Building

At Syracuse’s Fowler High School, an overwhelming majority of the student body is considered to be living below the poverty line. In 2018, the school saw less than half of its senior class graduate. The annual income for someone without a high school diploma is on average $10,000 less than someone who graduated. This can turn into a vicious cycle

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Pete’s Perspectives: The Role of Civic Engagement in the Fabric of our Nation

As I walked through Hanover Square in downtown Syracuse recently on my way between appointments, I was surprised to find a plaque memorializing an 1831 visit to Syracuse by Alexis de Tocqueville during his tour of the United States and Canada. De Tocqueville was a French aristocrat, government official, social reformer and political theorist visiting our country to do a

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