Category Archives: CNYCF News

Community Foundation Announces New Board Members and Officers

June 22, 2017– On June 21, 2017, the Central New York Community Foundation Board of Directors elected four new members, who will serve three- year terms and appointed new officers. Daniel Fisher, Former Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Organization Leadership, Welch Allyn Dan Fisher worked for Welch Allyn for over 30 years, most recently as Executive Vice President, HR

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Your Story is Powerful (But Only if You Tell It)

By Jennifer Owens, Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Central New York Community Foundation There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. For many, this quote by Maya Angelou provides inspiration to share our personal stories. When I read it, though, it sounds painful and overwhelming – and discourages me from putting pen to paper

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Second Round of Nonprofit Storytelling Initiative Launches in Central New York

(Syracuse, NY) After a successful pilot in 2016, local funders are once again collaborating to bring an enhanced storytelling initiative called StoryGrowing to Central New York. Supported through a partnership between the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, the Central New York Community Foundation, and the Gifford Foundation, StoryGrowing helps non-profits strengthen their storytelling culture and skills through

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The Leadership Classroom Now Accepting Applications

May 31, 2017– The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications from groups seeking admission into The Leadership Classroom (TLC) class of 2017-2018. TLC is a training program specially designed for grassroots community groups within Central New York. It is a unique opportunity to learn advanced leadership skills alongside other leaders in an interactive setting. Participants build skills

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Four Central New York Community Foundation Employees Promoted

April 14 2017 – The Central New York Community Foundation promoted four employees. Jennifer Owens, CAP, was named Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer. Jennifer has served the Community Foundation in a variety of roles since 2004, most recently as Vice President, Development & Marketing. Jennifer primarily oversees the Community Foundation’s fundraising efforts, working to build permanent charitable funds

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Speiser Fund Announces Grant Awards

April 3, 2017 – The Allen Speiser Memorial Vocational Rehabilitation Fund awarded $4,700 to local nonprofit projects meeting a vocational need for individuals with disabilities. The Speiser Fund is a component of the Central New York Community Foundation. AccessCNY received $2,000 to purchase a 20-quart mixer with an advanced safety feature for Provisions Bakery trainees. At the bakery, individuals with development

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