Pulaski Fund Raises $14,840 through Fall Campaign

Pulaski Feature

December 30, 2016 (Pulaski, NY)– The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund successfully raised more than $14,000 during its fall 2016 community appeal. Seventy-three contributions totaling $14,840 were collected during the campaign. This generous support from businesses and community members alike helped the Fund’s Advisory Committee secure $14,840 in matching dollars from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, bringing the combined

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Community Foundation Awards Nearly $100,000 to Arts and Cultural Organizations


Total of $419,607 in Grants Awarded to Nonprofits in Onondaga & Madison counties December 29, 2016 – Local arts organizations received a helpful boost of support this holiday season when nearly $100,000 in grants were awarded from the Central New York Community Foundation to support projects addressing local culture, public art, performance and historical preservation. One of the grant recipients

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Peace Garden is Symbol of Freedom: Where is this in Downtown Syracuse?


Thanks to a Berlin native Elsa Kohl, Stephen Hadley and a Community Foundation donor, a “Peace Garden” is just behind the Museum of Science and Technology (MoST) on Franklin Street in Downtown Syracuse. The Community Foundation is pleased to assist in memorializing this piece of history. After escaping from politically unstable Berlin in 1953, Elsa Kohl and her husband, Harry,

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New Experiences Introduce Syracuse Teens to Future Opportunities


When students enter the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) program, Regional Executive Director Wayne O’Connor says many dream of becoming NBA players or cosmetologists. Over the course of the program, O’Connor hears students’ aspirations evolve; they say journalist, photographer or researcher, and one little girl even dreams of becoming a goat farmer. These new passions are ignited when HW-SC students explore

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CNY Community Foundation Featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy


The Central New York Community Foundation’s 5forCNY campaign – an effort to retain a portion of local assets for the betterment of our community – was recently featured in the December 2016 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the eminent independent news organization serving the field of philanthropy. You can read the article in its entirety below. Learn more about 5forCNY at

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On Giving Tuesday, Community Members Tell us What Matters in CNY


Five Online Contest Winners Announced; All Entries Displayed Online November 29, 2016 – In 2011, Rita Kimak was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus when the congregation was shaken with the news that their beloved pastor, Fr. Gregg LeStrange, had terminal cancer. It was a shock; he was only 55 years old and had always been so full

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Cayuga Fund distributes more than $35,000 in grants


November 18, 2016 (Cayuga, NY) – The Cayuga Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, awarded $35,603 to 12 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cayuga County. ABC Cayuga, Inc. received $5,000 in support of a capital campaign for its new Play Space, which will serve as a welcoming community space for young children and

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