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Artist Leaves Estate to Fund Benefiting Local Art Park

February 27, 2018 – When one of Central New York’s most prominent artists passed away last year, her estate named the Central New York Community Foundation the recipient of more than $1.6 million to preserve the local public art space that she considered her brightest accomplishment. Dorothy Riester was 100 years old when she passed away in July. Over the

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A Teacher’s Lasting Legacy

With a passion for making a difference in the lives of those around her, the list of contributions Viola Hall made to the Central New York community seems endless. Known as ‘a friend to those in need,’ she felt strongly about making sure her impact would live on. Hall graduated from the Syracuse City Normal School in the early 1930s

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Long-Time Skaneateles Resident Leaves Nearly $900K Bequest to Community Foundation

Seven of the region’s nonprofit organizations will now be receiving additional annual support thanks to the forethought of long-time Skaneateles resident and business owner, Juliette Klein Sharpe, before her passing. With the help of her estate attorney, Sharpe designated a provision in her will to establish a fund at the Central New York Community Foundation before she passed away last

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