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Take a moment to think about what matters to you. Perhaps it’s the schools your children attend, or the hospital where you receive care. It could be the park where your grandchildren love to play, or a local charity that’s a big part of your life. What could you do to make sure the things that matter to you today have a secure future, long after you’re gone? How can you help ensure that future generations will benefit from the wonderful resources in our community?

We have an opportunity in Central New York to turn our hopes for the future into reality. This region is currently experiencing an unprecedented transfer of wealth.  A study conducted by the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship found that $22 billion will change hands from one generation to the next in Central New York by 2020*. If we capture a portion of this wealth — even just 5% — in endowment funds at the Community Foundation, we could provide a permanent source of funding for local organizations and causes that will greatly improve the lives of our family, friends and future generations.

Please explore the website to find out more about how you can play a vital role in the future of your community.

* For the purposes of this study, "Central New York" represents Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Madison and Cortland counties.



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  • Barbara Genton

    I wanted to do something to give back to the organizations that have helped me in my own life.
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  • Jim Mackin

    I want Central New York to be a place where everyone can realize their personal dreams.
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  • Letty Murray

    I feel strongly that my family's legacy of generosity should continue on long after I'm gone.
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  • Mansukh Shah

    Whatever we can do to ensure a bright future for Central New York, we should do it!
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