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‘Popping the Question’ About Charitable Giving: Anne Ruffer

A U.S. Trust study found that people want their financial advisors to ask them about charitable giving. In fact, a third of clients surveyed think the topic of charitable giving should be raised in the very first meeting. Yet fewer than half feel their advisors are good at discussing personal or charitable goals with them. Wondering how to start a conversation about

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First Grants Awarded from Black Equity & Excellence Fund

September 29, 2020 – The Community Foundation recently awarded the first round of grants from its newly established Black Equity & Excellence Fund. In June, the Community Foundation announced that it was committing $1 million over the next few years to support Black-led nonprofit organizations and projects that counteract systemic racism. In its first round of funding twelve grants were

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Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps Fills Gaps in Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

College students across the country often assist with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) by serving as volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. When COVID-19 hit, Southern Madison County Ambulance Corp’s (SOMAC) student volunteers left campus, which abruptly left the organization in crisis mode. SOMAC, an organization that provides emergency medical services to Madison County residents, relies heavily on 42 licensed student

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Support Black Nonprofits on 8/28 Give Day

Today is Give 8/28 Day! Originating in 2018, Give 8/28 is an entire day dedicated to charitable giving for Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofits. The Young, Black, and Giving Back Institute established this day to elevate Black nonprofits that are committing themselves, day-in and day-out, to improving and enhancing the lives of Black people in this nation. Four significant events occurred

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Child Care Scholarships Provide Families with Support During time of Need

Families across the country are still facing many challenges from the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic forced child care centers to limit their intake, leaving many families in need of assistance without services, and some even closed permanently. Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County (CCEOC) has provided a ray of hope through this stressful time by expanding its programming to address the

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‘Popping the Question’ About Charitable Giving: David Holstein

A U.S. Trust study found that people want their financial advisors to ask them about charitable giving. In fact, a third of clients surveyed think the topic of charitable giving should be raised in the very first meeting. Yet fewer than half feel their advisors are good at discussing personal or charitable goals with them. Wondering how to start a conversation about

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Grants Support Local Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

A total of $685,925 in grants made to 24 nonprofits in Madison & Onondaga counties. August 4, 2020– Guided by the Council on Foundation’s pledge to “act with fierce urgency to support our nonprofit partners, as well as the people and communities hit hardest by the impacts of COVID-19,” the Central New York Community Foundation responded to COVID-19 by adjusting

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A total of $685,925 in grants made to 24 nonprofits in Madison & Onondaga counties.

Guided by the Council on Foundation’s pledge to “act with fierce urgency to support our nonprofit partners, as well as the people and communities hit hardest by the impacts of COVID-19,” the Central New York Community Foundation responded to COVID-19 by adjusting its spring Community Grant round to prioritize emergency relief efforts in Onondaga and Madison counties. The Council on

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Community Foundation Announces New Board Members and Officer

On June 17, 2020, the Central New York Community Foundation board of directors elected three new members and appointed a new officer. The following new members were appointed to serve their first three-year term: William H. Brower, Vice President, Communications & Advancement, Le Moyne College Bill has 32 years of experience working in higher education advancement. He is skilled in

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Quick Changes Help Agencies Maintain Services During Health Crisis

Vera House was about a week from its annual White Ribbon Walk when the coronavirus pandemic upended plans for its fundraising and domestic and sexual violence awareness campaign. By March 12 Central New York businesses and schools were shutting down, and Vera House moved its monthlong campaign online to prevent spreading the novel coronavirus. As organizations canceled events and businesses

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