Women’s Fund Issues Awards to Assist Female Veterans

October 14, 2016 (Syracuse, NY) – Two local organizations each received a special $2,500 award from the Women’s Fund of Central New York, in partnership with Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin provided the initial funds, which were then matched and distributed by the Women’s Fund, to benefit female veterans in CNY.

The awards, totaling 5,000, were directed to Clear Path for Veterans and A Woman’s Resource to support projects and programs that focus on helping local service women.

“The Women’s Fund Leadership Council is truly proud to be able to partner with Lockheed Martin to support female veterans in our community,” said Patti Callahan, council chair. “It is our mission to make a positive impact on the lives of women and girls in Central New York; we are honored that these awards will help serve women in CNY who so bravely served our country.”

The Women’s Fund of Central New York supports, empowers and recognizes the advancement and full participation of women and girls in Central New York through an endowment fund, grants and initiatives. Since its inception in 1998, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $250,000, and has grown its endowment to $1 million. For more information or to make a donation visit: www.womensfundofcny.org.

The Women’s Fund of Central New York is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. Established in 1927, the 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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