A New Safe Haven for Youth in Madison County

It’s Wednesday and BRiDGES is holding its monthly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual or allied LGBTQIA youth support group at its headquarters in Madison County. Laughter instantaneously fills the room while conversations are sprinkled in throughout. For many of the young people that frequent the center, today is a day to be carefree in a

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Pete’s Perspectives: A Look at Efforts Across the State to End Lead Poisoning

We launched our LeadSafeCNY initiative this fall and have been really happy with the momentum building among community partners towards addressing the lead poisoning crisis in Syracuse. The launch of this initiative is the culmination of 5 years of our work to help convene the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative Greater Syracuse. There has been noteworthy coverage on Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard

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Community Foundation Announces New Hire

December 12, 2018 – The Central New York Community Foundation has hired Kate Waltman as Accountant. She is responsible for accounting and reporting functions and administers scholarships including Syracuse Say Yes to Education. Waltman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from Le Moyne College. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has extensive experience in audits

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Help Victims of the California Wildfires

In November 2018, wildfires throughout the state of California killed three people, displaced hundreds of thousands of residents and destroyed acres of wildlife. Below are links to some organizations that are directing funds to relief efforts. For donors wishing to direct financial support toward relief efforts: State Wide California Fire Foundation http://www.cafirefoundation.org The California Fire Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3)

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‘POPPING THE QUESTION’ ABOUT CHARITABLE GIVING: CARAGH FAHY

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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