Greater Pulaski Community Fund’s annual fundraiser breaks record

January 25, 2008 (Syracuse, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Fund, a pool of gifts made available for non-profit organizations addressing community needs in the village of Pulaski and the town of Richland, raised $12,660 in individual and business contributions during its annual fundraising appeal completed in December. This tops last year’s record-breaking year. The tremendous response allowed the Fund to collect all of the $7,500 available in matching dollars from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, bringing the total dollars raised to over $20,000.

As the Fund grows, more money will be available for grant awards to organizations doing charitable work in the community. This past year, almost $14,500 was available for grants, and that number is expected to rise in the next fiscal year based on this year’s fundraising success. In total, more than $132,000 has been granted to not-for-profit organizations working in the Pulaski area.

The next grant application deadline for the Fund is June 30, 2008. Please download a grant application from our website or visit the Pulaski Public Library for a copy of the application. You may also email your request to Danielle Hurley at

“Our not-for-profit community benefits greatly from having a dedicated local source of grant dollars,” said Margaret Weigel, Chair of the Fund’s Advisory Committee. “Though other sources of funding are becoming more scarce, the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund will continue to support the community in perpetuity. On behalf of the whole Advisory Committee, I want to thank all of you that have given to the Fund for making this possible.”

The Greater Pulaski Community Fund, established in 1992 as a union of gifts contributed by the people of our community, makes grants to support programs and projects of importance to the Pulaski area. The Greater Pulaski Community Fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.

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