Central New Yorkers just like you are leaving legacies to help make our community a place where everyone can thrive. With the help of the Community Foundation, their generosity will make an impact on our region for generations to come.
John Winter's legacy as a devoted father, philanthropist, and advocate for marginalized communities lives on. We are honored to be the stewards of his charitable intentions and to continue his mission of making a positive difference in the lives of children.
Gwen's parents grew up in the Jim Crow South and met while studying at North Carolina A&T, a historically Black college and university. Her father entered a segregated Army and her mother was a teacher. It is this keen awareness of the sacrifices and triumphs...
Even well after her tenure ended at Heman Street Elementary School, Rhoda Sike's passion for teaching never wavered and she found a way to continue making an impact on students.