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Media stories and reports related to 5forCNY and/or featuring information on the imminent transfer of wealth in CNY and the Nation:

7/16/2020: Local Teacher Leaves $300,000 to Central New York Community Foundation, NewsChannel 9

7/11/2020: Longtime CNY Teacher, Aunt Carol, Donates $300K Life Savings to Fight Poverty and Racism, Syracuse Post-Standard

3/21/2019: In death, CNY couple’s love story lives on with $2.5 million gift to help others, Syracuse Post-Standard

3/12/2019: Local couple’s $2.5M estate to benefit charities, including CNY SPCA, Newschannel 9

3/10/2018: Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Founder Gifts $1.6 Million to Preserve Cazenovia Park, Syracuse Post-Standard

3/9/2018: Co-Founder of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Ensures It's Future in Cazenovia with $1.6 Million Gift, WAER

11/22/2017: How to Share Your Story on the National Day of Listening, WRVO

11/16/2017: The National Day of Listening, Bridge Street, News Channel 9

7/20/2017: Dr. William Clark's Legacy of Charity and Community, Bridge Street, News Channel 9

7/18/2017: Syracuse Doctor Leaves $1.35 Million to Charity, Syracuse Post-Standard

2/28/2017: How to Support the Causes that Matter to You, Forever, Syracuse Post-Standard

12/16/2016: Local Baby Boomers’ Estates Could Have Huge Impact on CNY if Small Percent Goes to Community, WAER

12/1/2016: The 5% Solution, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

11/29/2016: Letter: Keep Donations Local, Oneida Dispatch

11/1/2016: Lee Gatta: A Path to Giving Back, Syracuse Woman Magazine

10/21/2016: Make Your Giving Count: Now and In the Future, Central New York Business Journal

10/1/2016: With Just Five Percent, Support the Causes that Matter to You, Forever, 55 Plus Magazine

4/1/2016: How Five Percent can Make a Difference, Oswego County Business Magazine

12/11/14: Donate 5% and Transform Community, Syracuse Post-Standard

5/28/2014: The Golden Age of Philanthropy Still Beckons: National Wealth Transfer and Potential for Philanthropy Technical Report, Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, Boston College


  • Bernie Henderson

    I’ve always been civically engaged in the community both as a board member and volunteer for multiple nonprofit organizations.

  • Richard Levy

    My life was changed forever when I was forced to flee Nazi Germany as a young, Jewish boy. I was rescued through the extraordinary kindness of a British family in 1939.

  • Mary Pat Olicker

    Central New York has been my home for 50 years. It is where we discovered a shared commitment to the many nonprofit and charitable organizations making a difference in our community.

  • Erik Osborne

    Hailing from a long line of entrepreneurs, activists and social reformers, Erik Osborne has worked tirelessly to not only honor, but grow the legacies of the family members who came before him.

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