Greater Pulaski Community Fund Annual Fundraising Campaign Begins

September 19, 2016 – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund will launch its annual fundraising campaign this fall with a goal of reaching and surpassing $15,000 in donations. The Jon Ben Snow Memorial Trust pledged to provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $15,000, of contributions received on or before December 15, 2016. This yields a potential for $30,000 of growth in a permanent endowment that solely supports local projects.

Last year, individual contributions made to the fund during the campaign totaled $16,010, thus securing the full $15,000 match. This year’s fall fundraising campaign seeks to once again meet and exceed the challenge to continue growth of the fund and compound charitable dollars available to the community.

The Pulaski Fund supports projects and programs operated by nonprofit organizations serving the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland. Organizations such as the Half-Shire Historical Society, Pulaski Community Ministries and Salmon River Fine Arts Center were all supported by grants from the Fund.  Since its inception, the Fund has supported arts & culture, community development, education, environment, health, and human services programming in the Pulaski region with more than $290,000 in grants.

To support the Fund’s growth and help the committee reach its matching grant goal, 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 and the Palladium Times. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may indicate so when making your gift.

 

About the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund

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 $290,000 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 permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of nearly $193 million. It awarded $11 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $150 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 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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