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Pete’s Perspectives: The Virtues of Donor-Advised Funds in the Time of COVID-19

On December 30, 1960, Syracuse residents Gil and Letty Murray created the first donor-advised fund at the Central New York Community Foundation – the H. Gillis and Letty M. Murray Fund – using the cash balance of a paid-up life insurance policy. The Community Foundation is 93 years old this year and for 60 of those years, we have been

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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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Regional and Affiliate Partners Collecting and Disseminating Funds for COVID-19 Relief

Regional and affiliate partners are now collecting and disseminating funds for COVID-19 relief. While we are all dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our neighbors face disproportionate challenges due to unexpected time off from work, unplanned child or health care expenses and lack of access to adequate food and shelter. The Central New York Community Foundation’s

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OFFERING SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATING SENIORS

The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2020 Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships may be renewable annually for up to 4 years (or 5 years for engineering only), subject to the recipient’s continued full-time matriculation in his/her program of study and maintenance of a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher. Selection criteria include academic performance,

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Community Foundation Announces Staff Promotion

February 14, 2020 – The Central New York Community Foundation has promoted Gerianne Corradino to the position of Finance Manager. Corradino has worked for the Community Foundation since 2015 where she previously served as Finance Associate. Corradino is responsible for managing the organization’s grants and accounts payable processes as well as providing affiliate fund and board support. Corradino holds a

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Nearly $850,000 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Madison & Onondaga counties

January 22, 2020—The Central New York Community Foundation recently awarded the following grants to local nonprofit organizations: Arts at the Palace received $20,000 to support Script to Stage, an arts-based residency program at the Palace Theater in Hamilton, NY. Boys & Girls Clubs received $25,000 to launch the Junior Staff Program for youth who are looking to explore a career

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Greater Pulaski Community Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

March 20, 2019 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Pulaski or the Town of Richland. The grant application deadline is May 15, 2019.   Proposals are encouraged from a variety of program areas including education, health, social services, arts and culture, civic concerns, and preservation of historic resources.

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Green Lakes Center Offers Children a Unique Connection to Nature

The Green Lakes State Park Educational Center is closed on one dreary, cold morning of December, but that doesn’t keep Katie Mulverhill, environmental educator, from turning away the few people that trickle in to see what the building is all about. “Feel free to look around,” she says to one gentleman as she sits on a cushioned bench overlooking Green

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New Otisco Lake Preserve Connects Community to Natural Beauty

Several cascading streams flow through a 36-acre preserve and into a lake below. A hiking trail passes through mature forest and descends steeply to the water’s edge. Along the lake’s shore, visitors will find a flat point flanked by rugged shale cliffs. This new nature preserve, found along Otisco Lake, might never have happened if it hadn’t been for the

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