Greater Pulaski Community Fund Annual Fundraising Campaign Begins

June 13, 2011 (Pulaski, NY) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund launched its fall fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $15,000 this fall. The Fund has received a $15,000 challenge grant from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust. The Snow Trust has pledged to provide dollar-for-dollar matches for contributions received on or before December 1, 2011.

All funds received through community member donations and the matching grant will be used to build the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, a permanent endowment fund that supports nonprofit organizations in the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland. Since its inception, the Fund has supported the arts & culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services programming of the area with more than $188,000 in grants.

Last year, a total of 74 individuals and businesses in the Greater Pulaski area contributed $11,330 to the campaign. This amount was matched by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust for a total of $22,660. Annually, the Fund contributes approximately $15,000 to local nonprofit groups. Continued growth of the fund increases the amount and number of grants awarded.

To support the Fund’s growth and help maximize the opportunity of the challenge grant, tax-deductible contributions can be sent to Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, c/o Central New York Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202 or you may donate online with a credit card at www.cnycf.org. Click on “Donate Now” button in the right sidebar. Names of contributors who do not wish to remain anonymous will be listed in a “Thank You” ad in the Salmon River News.

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is a union of gifts contributed by the people of the Pulaski community that makes grants to support programs and projects of importance to the area. Since its inception in 1992, the Fund has provided more than $188,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community.

The Central New York Community Foundation has served Central New York for over 80 years, receiving, managing and distributing charitable funds for the benefit of nonprofit organizations. Grants are awarded for programs in the areas of human services, arts and culture, education, environment, health, economic development and civic affairs. The region’s largest endowed philanthropic foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation awards over $5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually. The Community Foundation, of 431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, can be reached at (315) 422-9538 or www.cnycf.org.

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