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In the next few years, $22 billion is expected to transfer from one generation to the next through probate estates. Over the next 50 years, the expected transfer of wealth for Central New York is estimated at $240 billion.

If just five percent of the projected transfer through 2019 could be invested at the Community Foundation in an endowed fund, nearly $1.1 million would be gained. Figuring a five percent (5%) grant payout, an estimated $55 million could be available annually to improve the quality of life in our community.

Central New York* Data

2010 Net-Worth   10-Year Transfer of Wealth  
 ($ billions) Per Household ($ billions) Per Household
$57.49 $188,900 $21.95 $72,100
5% Capture Grants Available Annually
($ millions) Per Household ($ millions)
$1,097.30 $3,600 $54.86

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Onondaga County
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Cortland County
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*Central New York includes Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Madison and Cortland Counties. Research provided by: RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, September 2011.


  • Lee Gatta

    My husband Joe and I decided to pay support forward by establishing a charitable giving plan.

  • Linda Dickerson Hartsock

    Volunteerism, giving and community involvement are central to our family value system.

  • The Linns

    We love Central New York and we feel that it is our responsibility to help make it a better place to live.

  • Catherine Winger

    I feel so fortunate to be able to create a fund that will provide for the community that I have called home for my entire life.

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