Greater Pulaski Community Fund Annual Fundraising Campaign Begins

September  3, 2013 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund will launch its annual fundraising match campaign this fall with a goal of reaching and surpassing $15,000 in donations to be matched by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust. The trust has pledged to provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $15,000, of contributions received on or before December 15, 2013 yielding a potential for $30,000 in funding to support local projects.

Last year, contributions totaled $10, 295. This year’s fall fundraising campaign seeks to meet the full $15,000 Snow match to continue growth of the fund and compound charitable dollars available to the community.

The permanent endowment fund supports town improvement programs and projects operated by nonprofit organizations in the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland. Projects such as the Salmon River Festival, the Pulaski Academy alternative energy afterschool program and the Rural and Migrant Ministry’s walkway improvements were all possible in part because of grants from the Fund.  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 $220,000 in grants.

To support the Fund’s growth and help maximize the opportunity of the matching 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 securely online at www.cnycf.org/pulaski. Click on the “Donate Now” button in the right sidebar. All contributors will be listed in a “Thank You” ad in the Salmon River News. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may indicate so when making your gift.

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 $220,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community. People can learn more about the fund and contribute at www.cnycf.org/Pulaski. The Pulaski Fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.

About the Central New York Community Foundation

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of a permanent charitable endowment for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $143 million. It awarded $8.3 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested more than $120 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 600 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen nonprofits that address the region’s most pressing challenges. 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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