Greater Pulaski Community Fund Raises $17,930 During Fundraising Campaign

January 14, 2019 (Pulaski, NY)– The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund successfully raised more than $17,000 in community contributions during its fall 2018 appeal. Sixty-five contributions totaling $17,930 were collected during the campaign. This generous support from businesses and community members helped the Fund’s Advisory Committee secure $10,000 in matching dollars from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, bringing the

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Grant Opportunity Open to Cortland County Nonprofits

Cortland, NY (January 11, 2019) – The Central New York Community Foundation is offering a grant opportunity for Cortland County nonprofit organizations this winter. The Cortland County Bright Ideas grants program, launched in 2018, is supported through the generosity of the Fenstermacher Fund and other local donors who were inspired to give back to the Cortland community. Nonprofit applicants are

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New Otisco Lake Preserve Connects Community to Natural Beauty

Several cascading streams flow through a 36-acre preserve and into a lake below. A hiking trail passes through mature forest and descends steeply to the water’s edge. Along the lake’s shore, visitors will find a flat point flanked by rugged shale cliffs. This new nature preserve, found along Otisco Lake, might never have happened if it hadn’t been for the

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A New Safe Haven for Youth in Madison County

It’s Wednesday and BRiDGES is holding its monthly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual or allied LGBTQIA youth support group at its headquarters in Madison County. Laughter instantaneously fills the room while conversations are sprinkled in throughout. For many of the young people that frequent the center, today is a day to be carefree in a

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Pete’s Perspectives: A Look at Efforts Across the State to End Lead Poisoning

We launched our LeadSafeCNY initiative this fall and have been really happy with the momentum building among community partners towards addressing the lead poisoning crisis in Syracuse. The launch of this initiative is the culmination of 5 years of our work to help convene the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative Greater Syracuse. There has been noteworthy coverage on Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard

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Community Foundation Announces New Hire

December 12, 2018 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired Kate Waltman as Accountant. She is responsible for accounting and reporting functions and administers scholarships including Syracuse Say Yes to Education. Waltman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from Le Moyne College. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has extensive experience in audits

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Help Victims of the California Wildfires

In November 2018, wildfires throughout the state of California killed three people, displaced hundreds of thousands of residents and destroyed acres of wildlife. Below are links to some organizations that are directing funds to relief efforts. For donors wishing to direct financial support toward relief efforts: State Wide California Fire Foundation http://www.cafirefoundation.org The California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3)

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