Pulaski Feature

November 17, 2015 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund’s Advisory Committee has raised more than $7,000 toward its fundraising goal of $15,000. With _ days remaining to raise $8,000 by December 15, the Advisory Committee is working hard to meet its goal in this final stretch. Doing so will make the Fund eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant

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Generosity of Former Resident Creates Large Scholarship in Cayuga County

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$3 Million Fund will Award Scholarships in Auburn & Union Springs Districts November 12, 2015 – Graduates of Union Springs Central and Auburn Enlarged City School districts now have a new opportunity to assist with college costs thanks to a large scholarship fund established by a man who sought to instill the value of a good education in students living

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Devoted Friends Honor Memory of Fayetteville Manlius Alum by Creating Lasting Impact for Graduating Seniors


According to those who knew him, Stephen (Steve) Schmidt was a friend to all. Kind, patient, and infectiously passionate, he always evoked smiles from those around him. After his sudden death in September 2014, his long-time friends, family, and colleagues looked for a way to keep his extraordinary memory alive through charitable giving – a pursuit he valued greatly. “Whatever

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Five Local Groups Selected for The Leadership Classroom

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October 27, 2015 – Twenty-two representatives from five local community groups have been selected to begin an eight-month intensive training program through the Central New York Community Foundation. The Leadership Classroom (TLC), an initiative of the Community Foundation, conducts interactive training sessions with resident leaders to enhance the skills and leadership capacity of residents who are or want to be

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Provisions Bakery Reopens after Renovations, Continues Assisted Competitive Employment Program through AccessCNY

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Within Provisions Bakery’s newly installed stainless steel bakery cases lay the familiar scones, danishes and other baked goods offered for the past 27 years to Armory Square patrons. Yet Susan Catalino, AccessCNY’s Provisions Bakery Program Manager, notes another offering not as apparent on the bakery’s menu–hope. Catalino and other members of AccessCNY operate Provisions Bakery and its Assisted Competitive Employment

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Community Foundation Awards Grants to Measure Nonprofit Performance

Sept 2015 Performance Management Grants Release

October 15, 2015 – How can you move a community forward without knowing where you are and where you want to go? Measuring the effectiveness of a nonprofit organization’s programming can be profound, advancing its mission by identifying what works and what doesn’t. The Community Foundation’s Performance Management initiative helps organizations navigate the complexities of data measurement to evaluate and communicate

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$376,089 in Grants Awarded; Salvation Army Receives Funding to Provide Underserved with Expanded Mental Health Services

Sept 2015 Community Grants Release

Total of $376,089 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties October 6, 2015 –It is common for uninsured individuals and families to face difficulties accessing the mental health services they need. Children have few options because of a lack of specialized treatment programs designed to meet the unique needs of individuals and families, and the inflexibility of

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