CNY Community Foundation Wins National Award For Excellence In Communications

March 15, 2010 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation has been named a Silver Award Winner for Excellence in Communications by the Council on Foundations. The Council’s Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program recognizes effective communications efforts to increase public awareness of foundations and corporate giving programs. The Community Foundation received the award for its 2009 Annual Report, designed by Mosseau Graphic Design.

This is the second year in a row that the Community Foundation’s Annual Report has received a Wilmer Shields Rich Award. The report was one of 166 entries submitted to the awards program from community foundations all around the country. The report incorporated unique success stories that resulted from the Community Foundation’s 2009 grants, a look forward at what is to come and a reduced environmental impact strategy.

The award will be presented in April at the Council on Foundations’ Annual Conference, in Denver, Colorado. The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit association, representing more than 2,100 grantmaking foundations, that provides charitable and educational programming to promote, encourage and enhance the public good through private giving.

The 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.

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