Category Archives: CNYCF News

Caring Soul Leaves Generous Gift for Others

Larry Daley’s license plate may have read BOPREY, standing for ‘birds of prey,’ but he was nothing like the fierce hunters he so admired. The life-long Cazenovia resident is remembered for being friendly, caring and nurturing to both animals and his fellow man. Now, Larry’s generosity will be living on beyond his lifetime to benefit students from his alma mater,

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Home Headquarters: Supporting Landlords to be EPA Certified

Renting a home can be demanding time for families. As they relocate from former living spaces they are faced with sorting out financials, signing leases, and moving their belongings, among countless others tasks. But something commonly missing from the list is leaving these families at risk – the ability to identify lead in the new residence. Ed Perry, a local

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Community Foundation Announces New Hire

November 5, 2019 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired one employee. Darrell Buckingham, Manager, Foundation and Facility Operations Darrell joined the Central New York Community Foundation team in July to serve as Manager, Foundation and Facility Operations. Darrell previously served as Personnel Officer for the Onondaga County Public Libraries and is the former Chapter President for Central

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Veterans Return Home from Honor Flight Syracuse Mission 14; New Fund Set to Sustain Honor Flight

As 80 Veterans are coming in for a landing at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport, crowds of people are gathered outside the gate. Some hold decorative posters or handmade signs with personal messages, while others grasp American flags. But they all bear one visible characteristic: A smile from ear to ear as they await the arrival of the heroes returning

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Community Foundation Awards New Grants to End Lead Poisoning

First Grants Showing Noticeable Outcomes, One Year In October 17, 2019 – The Central New York Community Foundation has awarded its second round of LeadSafeCNY grants, totaling $342,500, to help address childhood lead poisoning in Syracuse. In its first year, the initiative resulted in the installation of lead-free windows and doors in 27 Syracuse housing units; 60 income-eligible residents moved into new, affordable, lead-free

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NYCLU Fosters Community Dialogue for I-81/Community Grid Project

Attorney Lanessa Chaplin grew up seeing I-81 every day as a Southside resident of Syracuse, but during her childhood she wasn’t aware of how it contributed to the generational poverty that surrounded her or the negative psychological, neurological, and respiratory effects that can come with living near the highway. Chaplin, who now serves as Project Counsel for the New York

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Oswego County Community Foundation Awards $28,600 to Local Nonprofits

Thirteen local nonprofit groups received grants totaling $28,600 from the Oswego County Community Foundation (“OCCF”). “I am extremely proud of our ability to make this year’s grants toward important community needs,” said Randy Zeigler, OCCF chairperson. “Our leadership council appreciates the hard work of the staff of this region’s many nonprofit organizations. I look forward to the time when our

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