Pulaski Fund Annual Fundraising Campaign Begins

September 10, 2009 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund launched its fall fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $15,000 this fall. The Fund has received a $15,000 challenge grant from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust.  The Snow Trust has pledged to provide dollar-for-dollar matches for contributions received on or before December 1, 2009.

All funds received through community member donations and the matching grant will be used to build the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, a permanent endowment fund that supports not-for-profit organizations in Pulaski and the Town of Richland.

Last year, individuals and businesses in the Greater Pulaski area contributed a record $15,115 to the campaign. Annually, the Fund contributes about $15,000 to local nonprofit groups.  Continued growth of the fund increases the amount and number of grants awarded.

To support the Fund’s growth and help maximize the opportunity of the challenge grant, tax-deductible contributions can be sent to Greater Pulaski Community Fund, c/o Central New York Community Foundation, 500 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 or you may donate online with a credit card at www.cnycf.org.  Click on “Donate Now” in the right sidebar.

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is a union of gifts contributed by the people of the Pulaski community that makes grants to support programs and projects of importance to the area. Since its inception in 1992, the Fund has provided more than $160,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community.

The Pulaski Fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.  The Central New York Community Foundation connects the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to enhance the quality of life of those who live and work in Central New York. The Community Foundation annually makes more than $5 million in grants and provides leadership support in the fields of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environment, health and human services. Founded in 1927, the Community Foundation strives to inspire philanthropy in Central New York. www.cnycf.org

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