Pulaski Fund in Final Push to Reach $15,000 Goal

November 20, 2012 (Syracuse, NY) – The Pulaski Community Endowment Fund’s Advisory Committee is a third of the way to its fundraising goal of $15,000 by December 15, 2012. As of November 20, more than $5,000 has been raised from individuals and businesses. The Advisory Committee will spend the next couple of weeks in its final push to reach its goal, which will make it eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant of $15,000 from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust.

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 nonprofit organizations in the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland. Since its inception in1992, the Fund has supported the arts & culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services programming of the area with more than $200,000 in grants.

To support the Fund’s growth and help maximize the opportunity of the matching grant, tax-deductible contributions can be sent to Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, c/o Central New York Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202 or you may donate securely online at www.cnycf.org. Click on “Donate Now” button in the right sidebar. All contributors will be listed in a “Thank You” ad in the Salmon River News. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may indicate so when making your gift. Donations must be received by December 15 in order to qualify for the match.

Last year, a record breaking total of $17,925 was raised by individuals and businesses in the Greater Pulaski area – when combined with the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust’s $15,000 match, a total of $32,925 was added to the endowment in 2011. Annually, the Fund strives to contribute approximately $15,000 to local nonprofit groups. Continued growth of the fund increases the charitable dollars available to the community.

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of a permanent charitable endowment for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $130 million. It awards close to $6.7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually and has invested more than $100 million in the community since its inception. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and corporations through the administration of nearly 600 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen nonprofits that address the region’s most pressing challenges. For more information, visit www.cnycf.org.

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