Category Archives: CNYCF News

Caroline Palmer: Local Teacher Leaves Sizeable Bequest to Support the Community

When one of Central New York’s long-time school teachers passed away last year, her estate named the Central New York Community Foundation the recipient of nearly $300,000 to serve our community’s greatest needs. Caroline Palmer, known to her many relatives as Aunt Carol, made everyone feel special and worthy of her attention. Whether it was a family member, one of

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John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Donates $10,000 for COVID-19 Relief

In response to needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust donated $10,000 to the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund (“Pulaski Fund”), bringing the fund’s total available grantmaking dollars to nearly $40,000 this year. “The Greater Pulaski community is eternally grateful to the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust for its extremely generous donation to the Greater

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Our Fundholders Respond: Bob and Toni Salisbury

We asked our donor-advised fundholders why they chose to give to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund during this crisis. Here’s what Bob and Toni Salisbury had to say: What inspired you to give during this crisis? If you’re going to support the community in this crisis, it’s a no-brainer to support this fund. In reviewing the organizations this fund has

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Pete’s Perspectives: On Racial Equity and Community Trauma

Whether in Minneapolis, Louisville, New York City, Brunswick, GA or elsewhere – what we are witnessing at the moment are just the latest examples of outright racial oppression that goes back generations. In Syracuse, one need look no further than the dreadful distinction that our city holds in having the highest rates of concentrated poverty for African American and Latinx

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Oswego Funders Collaborate to Help Residents During COVID-19 Crisis

The Richard S. Shineman Foundation’s March 26 board meeting agenda focused on reviewing applications for its first grant round of the year. By then the coronavirus pandemic had closed schools and non-essential businesses in New York. The state was under stay-at-home orders to prevent spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. The Foundation’s board set aside their agenda to discuss how

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Connecting Students with Academic Assistance during COVID-19

In March, most schools and educational institutions across the country closed due to the impacts of COVID-19, forcing many students to finish out their school year online. This transition wasn’t easy for children, especially those who rely on additional academic assistance. When schools shut down and these services came to a halt, WHOLE ME acted quickly to provide students who

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Our Fundholders Respond: The Waldman Family

We asked our donor-advised fundholders why they chose to give to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund during this crisis. Here’s what the Waldman Family had to say:   What inspired you to give during this crisis? It is a scary time and we felt an overwhelming need to help, and the CNYCF provided a great opportunity. With lots of uncertainty, we

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COVID-19 Community Response Fund Assisting Neighbors in Need

In a typical month, the Central New York Diaper Bank distributes 100,000 diapers. This March, though, as the number of coronavirus cases grew exponentially in the United States, Diaper Bank leaders saw a 50% increase in demand. Even before Onondaga County reported its first verified case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the region was reacting to the

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Our Fundholders Respond: Andy Breuer

We asked our donor-advised fundholders why they chose to give to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund during this crisis. Here’s what Andy Breuer had to say:   What inspired you to give during this crisis? “Giving Back” has always been the culture at Hueber-Breuer, so it was a natural response to give during the COVID-19 pandemic call to action. We are

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Community Foundation Announces New Hire and Promotion

May 27, 2020 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired a new employee and promoted another. Dana Fiel was hired as Finance Associate. Dana is responsible for accounts payable and assisting with the grants process. Dana graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and art history. Juliet Maloff was promoted to Communications

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