Community Foundation Names New Vice President and Appoints Senior Director

October 10, 2018 – The Central New York Community Foundation has appointed a new member to its executive leadership team; senior director also named. Tom Griffith AEPC®, CAP®, ChFC® has been promoted to Vice President, Development. Tom joined the Community Foundation in 2013 as a Gift Planning Officer following a career as a financial advisor and nuclear engineering program manager

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People of All Abilities Find a Healthy Outlet through Physical Activity

Nearly $300,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties October 1, 2018—Tennis is a sport loved by many, yet it isn’t always accessible for people of all ages or abilities. A grant awarded to Move Along by the Central New York Community Foundation will soon make this fun and dynamic sport accessible to all. Move Along began

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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Annual Fundraising Campaign Begins

October 1, 2018 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund launched its annual fundraising campaign this fall with a goal of reaching and surpassing $10,000 in donations. The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust pledged to provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,000, for contributions received on or before December 15, 2018. This yields a potential for $20,000 of growth in

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Students of Many Cultures See Themselves While Reading & Learning

As the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Charter School (SASCCS) concluded its first successful year of operation, there was much to be proud of: students received ample one-on-one attention, parental engagement thrived, and teachers and students came together to build a diverse learning community. Yet, something very essential was still missing. “Literacy can’t be confined solely to the classroom,”

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Grant Sets in Motion Pilot Program for deaf Women Support Group

The Women’s Fund Distributes Nearly $40,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits September 9, 2018— Sitting at her desk, immersed in the day’s tasks and responsibilities, WHOLE ME, Inc. executive director, Christine Kovar, was approached by two employees, one right after another, who both expressed the need to form a support group to help other deaf women. They expressed that they

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Pulaski Fund Awards $29,100 in Grants

August 28, 2018 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund recently awarded $29,100 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations serving the greater Pulaski area. Bethel Community Center received $4,700 for exterior repairs and improvements as part of an ongoing effort to restore the Center’s historic building to its original status. Friends of Oswego County Hospice received $2,000 to

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Local Group Encouraging Adult Residents to Learn for Advancement

Nearly 5,000 Onondaga County residents each year participate in adult education, which includes English-as-second-language, high school equivalency and secondary school completion services. Yet this is only a small fraction of the population that needs help, according to Mark Cass, executive director of North Side Learning Center. “These services are only reaching 15 percent of the adults in our community in

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