Syracuse Beautification Fund Announced in Partnership with CNY Community Foundation

The following press release was provided by the Connective Corridor.

September 26, 2013 (Syracuse, NY) – In conjunction with improving front facades,  a new Syracuse Beautification Fund/Connective Corridor has been established with the Central New York Community Foundation to “improve the front yards” along the .   The multi-donor field of interest fund will be both endowment and directed gifts to provide services, improvements and beautification projects along the Connective Corridor that fall outside the scope of services provided through special assessment districts.

An advisory board of three members will be established in conjunction with the fund to make recommendations about distributions.  Initial members of the advisory committee will be nominated by Syracuse University and appointed by the CNY Community Foundation based on their interest in the overall aesthetic of the properties along the Connective Corridor, as well as such factors as their professional expertise and knowledge of neighborhoods served by the Connective Corridor.

Information about the fund, and on-line giving is available at:

“The Community Foundation is honored  to help move this project forward as a charitable fund manager,” said Peter Dunn, Community Foundation President & CEO. “ The preservation and beautification of our important public spaces is very much aligned with our commitment to improve the quality of life in our local community.”

“We are very pleased to partner with the CNY Community Foundation on the creation of this fund,” added Linda Hartsock.  “The Community Foundation encourages smart and effective collaborations that build shared futures, and this fund is a great way to ensure that Syracuse continues to be a beautiful place for generations to enjoy.  It’s truly an example of building together.”

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