Central New York Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Sabbatical

June 22, 2011 (Syracuse, NY) – The Central New York Community Foundation invites executive directors and senior management staff of nonprofit organizations in Onondaga and Madison counties to apply for the 2011 John F. Marsellus Sabbatical. The deadline for submitting applications is October 31, 2011.

Two individuals are awarded funding for a four-week sabbatical of their own design, following the guidelines outlined in the application. Applicants must have served in a senior management position of a nonprofit organization in Onondaga or Madison counties for at least 5 consecutive years and have the approval of the board of directors of their agency.

This annual grant was established in 2000 in memory of John F. Marsellus, who wished to enhance the leadership capacity of nonprofit executives in Central New York by underwriting a month-long opportunity for personal and professional reflection and development.

The application guidelines can be viewed on the Community Foundation’s website  or may be obtained by calling the Community Foundation at (315) 422-9538.

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 more than $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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