Tag Archives: COVID-19

Estate Planning Surge: Coronavirus Creates Renewed Interest in Wills and Estate Gifts

We asked our former board member and founder of the Scolaro Law Firm, Rob Scolaro, about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting his work as an estate-planning attorney and for his thoughts on creating and updating wills and estate plans. There have been news articles about more people getting their wills done or updated as a result of the COVID-19

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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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Summer Fellows Learn Life Skills and Earn Money During COVID-19 Pandemic

If you had asked Joe Horan in February what his summer was going to look like, he wouldn’t have said spending time with 40 Syracuse-area youth in Zoom meetings. However, when his youth mentorship organization, Building Men, was asked to move its life skills training to a virtual program due to COVID-19, he quickly started planning the agenda. Now, that

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Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund Supports COVID-19 Response

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund announced today that it is modifying its grantmaking this year to support nonprofit organizations in the region that are working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of this outbreak. The fund will rapidly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time operating grants on a rolling basis

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Philanthropy & Government Coalition Forms Fund for Cayuga County COVID-19 Support

The Cayuga Community Fund announced today that it has established the Cayuga County COVID-19 Fund in partnership with the United Way of Cayuga County to support nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is designed to rapidly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time operating grants on a

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Philanthropy & Government Coalition Forms Fund for Oswego County COVID-19 Support

The Oswego County Community Foundation announced today that it has established the Oswego County COVID-19 Fund in partnership with the Richard S. Shineman Foundation and the United Way of Greater Oswego County to support nonprofit organizations working with communities that are disproportionately impacted by economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is designed to rapidly deploy flexible resources in

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