Greater Pulaski Fund Announces Fundraising Results

January 10, 2014 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund (Pulaski Fund) raised $13,015 in individual and business contributions during its annual fall fundraising campaign. The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust gave a generous match helping the fund raise a total of $25,780 making the 2013 campaign the fourth most successful fundraiser in thirteen years.

The 2013 campaign received more gifts and raised nearly $3,000 more in total contributions than the previous year’s campaign. The number of new donors to the Pulaski Fund also increased for the third consecutive year. Strong donation responses were due, in part, to the advisory committee’s outreach activities, including a Business After-Hours networking event at The RiverHouse Restaurant and its letter-writing campaign.

Since its inception, thePulaski Fund has supported the arts & culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services programming of the area by awarding more than $220,000 in grants. The permanent endowment fund supports town improvement programs and projects operated by nonprofit organizations in the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland.

Supporters can contribute to the Pulaski Fund’s growth at any time by making tax-deductible contributions 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. 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 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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